Children raise £800 to support refugees

By Contributor in Community News

Youngsters have been fundraising to help refugees.

Pupils from The Grove School in Totnes took part in a sponsored cycle, scoot and run to raise money for the Care and Relief for the Young charity. Combined with a school bake sale, they raised £821.88.

Head teacher Hilary Priest explained how earlier in the year the school council, made up of children from each of the classes, met to choose a charity to support. They agreed they wanted to help young refugees and chose Care and Relief for the Young for its work.

Ms Priest said: “We are very proud of our children at The Grove School and how they understand the plight of people in the world around them and want to help others who are less fortunate than themselves.”

So last month the children brought in their bikes and scooters and the whole school took part in a sponsored cycle, scoot and run to raise money, with the classes working together and Year 6 pupils helping the youngest in reception around the school field.

Keziah Brennan, the charity’s operations manager, thanked the children.

She said: “How amazing that you have been fundraising so hard to raise money for refugees. Thank you, there is such desperate need at our refugee projects at the moment with the need ever growing.”

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