Ilford school raises thousands for twin school in Tanzania and children’s mental illness charity

An Ilford school has presented more than �5,000 to charities to help children in developing countries and those with mental health difficulties.

Christchurch Primary School, in Wellesley Road, raised the money for Childreach International and PEACHY with non-uniform days, a sponsored skip and school fair.

Last week, representatives from the charities visited the school to talk to pupils about their work.

Childreach Internatinal collected a cheque for �4,440 and PEACHY got �900.

Christchurch school is linked with Kibo Primary School in Moshi, Tanzania, which teachers Catherine Coop, Navneet Padda and Sarah Cox visited in April.

The money raised will be used for a new kitchen to replace the wood shed and log stove being used, and staff training at the school.

Barclays also donated �750 match funding for the money raised at Christchurch’s autumn fair.