Gen­er­ous pupils lead the way

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Nor­ton Knatch­bull School has handed over a SE­COND cheque for nearly £2,500 to Guide Dogs.

Since nom­i­nat­ing the Ash­ford branch as one of their char­i­ties in 2014, pupils and staff have eaten their way through more than £2,000 worth of cakes and raced £1,986 worth of pen­nies.

They have also held non-school uni­form days, a Fifa foot­ball chal­lenge and puppy paw pin badge sales, al­to­gether rais­ing more than £5,000 in two years.

The whop­ping to­tal means the school can name an­other guide dog puppy and the new­est re­cruit will be called Knatch­bull.

Last year’s puppy, who ap­peared as guest of hon­our at the Hythe Road school’s cheque pre­sen­ta­tion, was named Nor­ton.

Su­sanne Staab, head teacher, said: “I would like to thank all the stu­dents, staff, fam­ily and friends who have sup­ported NKS through our fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and do­nated loose change for our fa­mous an­nual Penny Race.

“NKS are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing Guide Dogs once more and we thank ev­ery­one who has helped us to achieve our goal.”

Call 07468 611811 or go to www.guide­dogs.org.uk/schools

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4213141

Pupils from Lam­prey house and guide dog puppy Nor­ton with Bev­er­ley Laven­der and Stephen Fryer

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