‘Huge thanks’ to generous Gants Hill pupils
PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 July 2015
Pupils from Valentines High School were commended for donating a £1,000 to Haven House Children’s Hospice.
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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