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Big hearted pint sized fundraisers help African orphanage
3:56pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
RESOURCEFUL pupils at a Hasbury primary school have raised £1,170 for an orphanage and hospital in Africa.
The children at St Margaret’s at Hasbury Primary School held a sleepover at the school hall for the hospital in Berega, Tanzania.
The school has close links to Tanzania through the work Worcester Diocese undertaken in the poverty stricken state with staff and pupils visiting a partner school in Africa.
A spokesman for St Margaret’s at Hasbury said: “Pupils and staff were touched by the lack of facilities in the hospital, and have supported the fundraising for basic equipment such as mattresses and formula baby milk, by joining in the sleepover and ‘sponsored reflection’.
“The sleepover was enjoyed by both children and staff but we also took time out to reflect on the serious side of the event. “ This sponsored reflection time saw the children being silent for twenty minutes while pictures were shown of the school, orphanage and hospital as candles were lit and sensitive music played.
The spokesman added: ”We are very proud of our children, whose deeds show they are becoming responsible global citizens for the future.”
Reverend Isaac Mgego, director for Berega Hospital, took time to thank the pint sized fundraisers in Hasbury.
In a letter to pupils he said: “Your individual collective donation will make a big difference in enhancing the life of children who will be getting health services at the hospital. “The children and parents' hands are opened to receive blessings from God through your loving hands and generous support.”
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