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Canning Town teacher ‘so proud’ as pupils raise cash with music reading

PUBLISHED: 12:11 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:11 01 August 2016

Back row, left to right: Rafaella Meneses,  Jacqui Mwaniki,  Kia Mwaniki,  Nicole Moran,  Charis Moran. Front row, L-R: Kenyah Sandy and Lucas Meneses. Kelda Lleshi, who also completed the challenge, was absent.

Back row, left to right: Rafaella Meneses, Jacqui Mwaniki, Kia Mwaniki, Nicole Moran, Charis Moran. Front row, L-R: Kenyah Sandy and Lucas Meneses. Kelda Lleshi, who also completed the challenge, was absent.

Isabel Infantes

A proud piano teacher is delighted after seeing her pupils handed trophies for raising hundreds of pounds.

Jacqueline Mwaniki, of Canning Town, helped 12 of her pupils learn to read 50 pieces of music and raise £666.86 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

“It was a very hard challenge,” Mrs Mwaniki, 56, said. “But I’m so, so proud of them.”

Of the 12 who took part, only six managed to get to the very end.

Those six – aged between 7 and 15, and including Mrs Mwaniki’s niece and nephew – were given a trophy and a certificate early in July.

“The hospital said it’s the first time anyone has ever raised money with a music-reading challenge,” she said.

“They worked so hard.”


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