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‘Huge thanks’ to generous Gants Hill pupils

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 July 2015

Pupils at Valentines Hight School raised £1,000 for Haven House as part of an initiative called First Give and the charity planted a tree in its sensory garden on behalf of the school. Pupils Reece Clemence-Sayer, 14 and Nabihah Jaigirder, 14 with Matt Charlton (Haven House), Laura Dudley (First Give) and Headteacher Richard Laws

Pupils at Valentines Hight School raised £1,000 for Haven House as part of an initiative called First Give and the charity planted a tree in its sensory garden on behalf of the school. Pupils Reece Clemence-Sayer, 14 and Nabihah Jaigirder, 14 with Matt Charlton (Haven House), Laura Dudley (First Give) and Headteacher Richard Laws

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Pupils from Valentines High School were commended for donating a £1,000 to Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Pupils at Valentines Hight School raised £1,000 for Haven House as part of an initiative called First Give and the charity planted a tree in its sensory garden on behalf of the schoolPupils at Valentines Hight School raised £1,000 for Haven House as part of an initiative called First Give and the charity planted a tree in its sensory garden on behalf of the school

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House said: “A big thank you to Valentines High School for raising a superb amount for the hospice.

“We rely heavily on the support of our local schools to help fund our vital work with life-limited children and families, so thanks to everyone who took part.”

In acknowledgement of the donation, Year 9 pupils from the school in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, planted a tree in the Haven House sensory garden, which already contains edible plants and colourful lights.

Assistant head of Valentines High School, Steve Woodley said that the pupils entered a competition with the charity First Give to raise the money.

They presented their work and the winning groups made it to a final before being judged by the headmaster, deputy head and representatives from the charity.


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