Play­ground fundraiser for Nepal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

KIND-hearted young­sters in East­cote have raised money for vic­tims of the Nepal earth­quake by sell­ing lemon­ade.

Af­ter hear­ing about the April dis­as­ter, which killed thou­sands and in­jured thou­sands more, seven-year-olds Leila and Re­beca, both Year 2 pupils at Cote­ford In­fant School, in Fore Street, came up with the idea of hold­ing a play­ground fundraiser.

In a touch­ing let­ter to head­teacher Ju­lia Thomas, they wrote: “[We] came up with this plan and I am go­ing to write it to you.

“First we put out a lemon­ade stand and we give lemon drinks to peo­ple and the peo­ple give us money for the poor peo­ple in the earth­quake and chil­dren and that money goes to the char­ity shop all the way to the peo­ple in the earth­quake and chil­dren.”

Year 1 and 2 pupils at the school raised more than £500 in an hour dur­ing the event on Wed­nes­day, May 13.

Fox class made cook­ies and lemon­ade, Swan class made cup­cakes and Pea­cocks class sold books.

Leila and Re­beca’s teacher, Je­lena Co­laric, said: “It was amaz­ing to see chil­dren so en­thu­si­as­tic and ea­ger to raise as much money as pos­si­ble.

“This also helped their maths skills as they had to give change and think about sub­trac­tion and ad­di­tion.

“It was a bril­liant day and ev­ery­one en­joyed be­ing part of such a great cause. Within an hour we raised just over £500, which will help those who need it most.

“Well done Leila and Re­beca for sug­gest­ing a fan­tas­tic event.”

IDEA: Leila and Re­beca, both Year 2 pupils at Cote­ford In­fant School, sug­gested set­ting up a lemon­ade stand for vic­tims of the Nepal earth­quake

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