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Pupils step up to raise £1,186 for hospice
Caring pupils went the extra mile and raised more than £1,000 to help people affected by life limiting illnesses.
More than 190 year eight children from The Chafford School in Rainham took part in a three mile sponsored walk in nearby Cely Woods in July to support Saint Francis Hospice.
On Friday (October 9) the school presented Linda Borg, the hospice's fundraising Co-ordinator, with a cheque for £1,186.
"We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation, which has been raised by one year group doing a single event," said Linda.
"It is so wonderful to see so many young people come together to support their local hospice and help make a difference to people affected by life limiting illnesses.
"Saint Francis Hospice is a charity and provides an excellent service to patients, carers and their families free of charge but in order to continue doing so we rely on donations such as this. We hope the efforts of these caring pupils will inspire other young people to follow their example."
Year Eight Leader Carol Ramadan said she was very proud of all the children for getting involved and thanked all their family and friend for supporting the event.
"It has been a wonderful success and I am delighted that we are able to support the hospice in this way. It is an amazing charity and it is important that we support our local community."
L-R: Head teacher Gary Pratt, Linda Borg, pupils, Chair of Governors Nicola Reed and Carol Ramadan