Pupils from Collect 1013 who raised £229.78 which was included in the grand total of £3000 pounds donated from Friends' School to Christian Missions Charitable Trust (CMCTI. These funds will be used to build an entire house for the people of Chinnakuppam, a small fishing village in India devastated by the tsunami in 2004.
FRIENDS' school pupils have raised money for countries hit by natural disasters.
The 'Big Collect Change Challenge' commenced last month to raise money for the Christian Missions Charitable Trust (CMCT) which is committed to building 140 new homes for the people of Chinnakuppam, a small fishing village in India devastated by the tsunami in 2004. These small one-room homes cost £3,000 each to build, so the pupils at Friends' made it their goal this term to raise enough money to build one new house.
Pupils in each form class competed for the title of 'Best Collectors' in the school and over the course of ten days, pupils removed sofa cushions, emptied drawers of junk, raided trouser pockets and cleared the bottom of their purses to raise £2011.08 for this great cause with over £750 raised in coppers alone.
Every form class must be congratulated but a special mention for Mrs Anderson's class - 10B - who were crowned the 'Best Collectors' in the school, raising £229.78. This was an incredible achievement by one class and for all their hard work they were rewarded with a free breakfast on the last day of half term.
The entire school participated in a 'non-uniform' day raising the rest of the money. Alongside this, pupils were moved by the immediate need of those suffering in Haiti and raised £879:33 by organising additional events such as a bun sale, a sporting competition, and also by contributing money from the proceeds of a toffee-apple sale, PTA raffle and a recent non-uniform day.