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Grantham pupils fund-raise for children's home in Kenya

Pupils at a special needs school have raised enough money to fund 20 mosquito nets for a children’s home in Kenya.

Leo Kerby, a pupil at Sandon School, Grantham, visited the Wema Centre in Kenya during a family holiday this summer.

Leo, his mother Samantha and grandmother Julia were taken aback by the Wema Centre’s dedication to rescuing children off the streets and wanted to help support the cause when they arrived home to Grantham.

They decided to call on the help ofthe Hospitality students at Sandon School and asked them to bake and sell cakes as a fundraising initiative.

After executing their talents in the kitchen and selling their delicious cakes at the Jubilee Centre in Grantham, the pupils’ managed to raise £100 - enough to fund 20 mosquito nets for the Wema Centre.

Harvinder Panesar, hospitality tutor at Sandon School, said: “The cakes that our students baked will make such a difference to the children at the Wema Centre in Kenya.That is amazing.

“I am so proud of my students.”

Leo’s mother Samantha, added: “Leo sung to the children in Kenya. My ‘non-verbal’ son felt confident enough to perform to strangers.

“The GANF students have helped us to make a huge difference to these children’s lives.”

Sandon’s Hospitality students run their coffee shop at the Jubilee Centre on London Road, Grantham.

Their pop up coffee shop, ‘Tasty Treats’ is open every Tuesday and Wednesday morning during term time, between 10am – 12pm.

Wema Centre is a charitable organisation, founded in 1993 to focus on rescue and support of street children. Visit: www.wemacentre.org

Pupils at Sandon School have raised £100 to fund 20 mosquito nets for the Wema Centre in Kenya. (4469900)
Pupils at Sandon School have raised £100 to fund 20 mosquito nets for the Wema Centre in Kenya. (4469900)

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