Kind-hearted pupil penny pinch­ers raise thou­sands

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

KIND-HEARTED pupils from 32 schools helped raise £4,500 for Rossendale Hospice.

The char­ity’s an­nual ‘In­ter-School Penny Pinch­ing Chal­lenge’ gave each school six weeks to fill their boxes with all the pen­nies they could.

Hasling­den High School, un­de­feated in the last five years, suc­cess­fully de­fended their crown with Helmshore Pri­mary win­ning the pri­mary school cat­e­gory for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year.

Lit­tle Stars were pre-school/nurs­ery win­ners.

Fundraiser Joanna Wil­liams said it was a ‘fan­tas­tic’ suc­cess.

She said: “One child in par­tic­u­lar raised a mas­sive £55.51 to con­trib­ute to Crib­den House School’s to­tal. Also, the chil­dren from Eden­field C of E Pri­mary School raised money as part of their Harvest Festival.”

She added: “We would like to thank all the staff and the fam­i­lies.

“In ad­di­tion, the chal­lenge would not be pos­si­ble with­out the sup­port of our vol­un­teers who de­liver and col­lect the boxes to the schools and count all the pen­nies we re­ceive.

“We’d also like to thank Far­row & Far­row Es­tate agents for their con­tin­ued sup­port with the chal­lenge.” ●● Helmshore Pri­mary School with Hospice Fundraiser Joanna Wil­liams and Emma Far­row, of Far­row & Far­row Es­tate Agents ●● Hasling­den High School’s Char­ity Team with Hospice Fundraiser Joanna Wil­liams ●● Lit­tle Stars Pre-School with staff and hospice fundraiser Joanna Wil­liams

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