Young fund-raisers give over £2,000 to children’s charity

NSPCC at St Annes School. (NSPCC rep) Centre, Val Foottit. 850B
NSPCC at St Annes School. (NSPCC rep) Centre, Val Foottit. 850B
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CHILDREN at St Anne’s Primary School have been getting fit to raise money for the NSPCC.

In early October this year, pupils from the Grantham school got involved in a day of sponsored physical activities and managed to raise a huge £2,019 to support the charity, which tackles child abuse.

St Anne’s was approached by the NSPCC to partake in the fund-raising and arranged to support them in a way that got the whole school involved.

Headteacher Jonathan Austin said: “We were delighted to be able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. The kids really enjoyed the day, especially when they were awarded badges for how much money they had managed to raise. They enjoyed the competition.

“Parents were really generous with their contributions and the amount of money we raised is staggering.”

Active sessions were run throughout the day, and activities included skipping and running.

Val Foottit from the NSPCC came into the school prior to the fund-raising day to talk to the children in assemblies about the charity, to give them insight into what their money would go towards.

Pupils also recently raised £197 on Jeans for Genes Day.