Leeds school raises thousands for charities

The school hands over a cheque to the Royal British Legion
The school hands over a cheque to the Royal British Legion
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Pupils, staff and parents at The Froebelian School in Horsforth have raised thousands of pounds for three local charities.

The whole school community has worked together, hosting charity events and sales for The Royal British Legion Horsforth Branch, St Gemma’s Hospice and The Lighthouse Futures Trust.

The three charities were presented with a cheque for £1,000 each.

Headteacher Catherine Dodds said: “Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national and (this year) international charities and community projects. During 2016/17, we raised a staggering £3000 as well as an additional £4200 for the NSPCC through a sponsored event.”

Mrs Dodds added: “We invite representatives to come and talk to the whole school about their work because we believe that children benefit from a close involvement with the charity; helping them to understand the value of helping others, which sits well with the ethos of the school, particularly our original school motto of ‘Serve and Endeavour’.”

The Froebelian School Charities for 2017/18 are Marie Curie – for people living with any terminal illness, and their families and The Funzi and Bodo Trust, which works with the villagers on the Kenyan islands to provide healthcare and to improve educational facilities.