Olive School Hackney Children Raise Thousands For Charity
Big-hearted school pupils raised £3,500 to keep thousands of disadvantaged children warm throughout the winter.
Children at The Olive School in Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, used a variety schemes to bring in cash earlier this month, all of which will go towards Shine Charity. Winter Warmth campaign, which aims to provide heating – including blankets and central heating – to kids across the UK.
Executive headteacher Julie Bradley said: “The children have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and community service and campaigning hard for disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the UK.”
“It is incredibly humbling to see 180 four and five-year-old children raise a phenomenal amount of charity within a few days.”
Mufti Hamid Patel, chief executive of Star Academies, said: “As a Trust, we recognise that there are 4million children growing up in poverty in Britain and some of these are living in homes lacking the most basic things the rest of us take for granted.”
Article courtesy of Hackney Gazzette.
Added By: Olive Hackney | Date Added: 30th Jan 2014 | Posted In: Latest News