Pupils’ play­ground trek boosts char­ity

Chil­dren thanked for rais­ing £1,592 for Nepal vic­tims

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

WHITE­HALL In­fants School in Uxbridge re­ceived a visit and per­sonal thanks from a Nepal earth­quake char­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Pupils at the school, in Cow­ley Road, were con­grat­u­lated on their fundrais­ing ef­forts, which col­lected £1,592 for dis­as­ter vic­tims from their spon­sored trek around the play­ground this term.

Fam­ily and friends were asked to spon­sor the chil­dren to do five laps of the play­ground (just over one mile) and the nurs­ery chil­dren did five laps of their smaller play­ground.

Bar­bara Bond, from Man­isha UK which sup­ports nine Nepalese schools and 2,400 pupils in the Palpa and Gorkha dis­tricts, ad­dressed the char­ity’s twinned schools co-or­di­na­tor, will be vis­it­ing Nepal in Novem­ber and has promised to re­turn to White­hall In­fants with an up­date on Pi­pal­danda, its own twinned school.

Mean­while White­hall said farewell to three long­stand­ing staff at the end of the sum­mer term.

Fam­ily lia­sion of­fi­cer and teach­ing as­sis­tant Linda Keely, cleaner Mar­garet Peake and learn­ing as­sis­tant Sue John­son have 60 years of com­bined ser­vice be­tween them.

Head teacher Man­jit Bringan said: “It is re­mark­able how many years they have all spent at White­hall and what a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion they have made. We all wish them all a long, happy and ful­fill­ing re­tire­ment.”

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