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Hartismere pupils learn about those less fortunate with charity fund

PUBLISHED: 09:46 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:47 20 June 2013

Pupils at Hartismere High School in Eye have raise £100,000 for various charities over the years. Jack Bowman and Jessica Simms-Baalham receive a certificate to mark the achievement, presented by Dr Dan Poulter MP.

Pupils at Hartismere High School in Eye have raise £100,000 for various charities over the years. Jack Bowman and Jessica Simms-Baalham receive a certificate to mark the achievement, presented by Dr Dan Poulter MP.

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Kind-hearted schoolchildren have raised £100,000 for 100 different charities.

Students from Hartismere School, near Eye, have carried out the fundraising as part of a project designed to make them consider the community around them.

Dan Poulter MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, visited the school to recognise the efforts of pupils and present a certificate.

Headteacher Jim McAtear said: “The project has been running for the last few years.

“When we raise the £100,000 we then start again.

“The money is raised by the children through events they organise.”

Students have raised the money for charities on both a local and national level. The charities include Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Water Aid.

Mr McAtear said: “The idea is not only to raise money but the issues around the charities so children learn and grow and engage with the community.”


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