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Charity News

A great vote of thanks for all the charity fundraising done in the last academic year, and a look to the future.

Thanks to your generosity last year we were able to :

Give £284 to Pyjamarama for bedtime story books for children living in hardship.

Donate £300 towards the purchase of a community defibrillator

Send £1200 to Fight for sight to aid their research and support work

Feed 58 children every day for a year in the schools we support in Malawi, via Hope4Malawi

Purchase £200 of books for libraries in Malawi

This term we are continuing the theme of providing books for others, and will be supporting the charity Read for Good. This charity encourages the development of good reading habits from an early age, and focusses on reading being a fun activity. They provide regular supplies of new books to hospitals across the UK so that children and families can continue to enjoy books together during times of illness and separation due to hospital stays. 

We will use the money donated in our regular Friday assembly collections, as well as that collected at concerts and school plays this term, plus the money paid for the Christmas card Penny Post. In addition, we are sending home a sponsored read card per family. If you feel that this might be a way that you would like to work as a family to support the charity, or to encourage a reluctant reader to get back into books, then please feel free to use it. There is no formal obligation to participate in the sponsored read, but any cards and money for it should be returned in a sealed envelope to Mrs. Purton by Wednesday 4th December, so that it can be included in this term’s total. 

Read for Good operate a reward scheme whereby we will receive a voucher to purchase books from Scholastic to the value of 20% of any money we raise. We are lucky to have recently refurbished and restocked our school and class libraries, so we would like to donate this to Hope4Malawi to purchase more books for their school libraries.

As always, thank you for your continued support, enthusiasm and generous spirit.

Mrs Purton