Big-hearted backing from EK pupils gives African kids a meal at school
Our young people felt passionate about raising money...
They are class acts at St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High.
For the school’s learning community smashed their fundraising efforts for a school in Africa with the help of the Mary’s Meals charity.
Their tireless efforts generated a huge £6211 in only six months – easily passing their target of £4000.
Throughout the academic year, the school community worked with Mary’s Meals to raise money to support the pupils at Damu Primary School in Malawi.
From their ‘Wear it Blue for Damu’ day and dressing up for a photo booth to giving ‘gifts of love’ for Christmas and an advent challenge where registration classes raised enough money to feed 100 children for a year, there have been a number of creative fundraising ideas.
St Andrew’s and St Bride’s drama teacher Dawn Maxwell praised the pupils for their hard work.
“Our young people felt passionate about raising money to provide other young people with one meal every day in their place of education which is something we often take for granted,” she said.
“I feel privileged to be part of the working group who launched our fundraising and proud of the dedication of our young people who embraced every opportunity to help meet our target.”
Head teacher Fiona Mullen was equally delighted and said: “This is an outstanding achievement and testament to the generosity of our staff and students throughout our learning community. The energy and drive behind this has been incredible.
“These little acts of love have amounted to great things and we pray now that we can continue to guarantee the children in Damu a daily meal in their place of education.
“Not only have the children of Damu Primary School been provided with a vital meal every day in their place of education, they have given them a chance of a better future – something every child deserves, regardless of their place of birth.
“We continue to pray that our initial success will continue for years to come and look forward to building links with the pupils in Damu allowing our children to learn about their culture and to share hopes and dreams for the future.”
Top of the classSt Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School raised over £6000 for school in Malawi with the help of Mary’s Meals