Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Students help with the Christmas shop

PUPILS packed bags at a Henley supermarket to raise money for charity

PUPILS packed bags at a Henley supermarket to raise money for charity.

The 15 students from Highdown School in Emmer Green volunteered to help Christmas shoppers at Tesco on December 23, the store?s busiest day of the year.

They are aiming to raise £15,000 for Touraid, a charity which uses rugby to help children and young adults from the developing world. So far they have made about £4,000. Other activities have included a rugby world cup sweepstake and non-school uniform days.

PE teacher Dan Burnell said: ?This year we are embarking on a new partnership with Touraid, which is a rugby-based charity that provides children in deprived countries the opportunity to tour the UK while staying with host families. We are extremely grateful for Tesco for allowing us the opportunity to pack bags at one of their branches to generate more money for this antastic charity.?

Ali Simmons, community champion at the store, said: ?It is a very worthwhile charity and we?re always happy to have people come in to do a bag-pack.?

The school plans to fly 10 children aged 12 or 13 from Africa to the UK in September.

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