Beckton pupils make lemonade for WaterAid
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Pupils tempted teachers and parents with homemade treats to make sure others in developing countries have clean water.
Children in Year Three at Gallions Primary School, in Warwall, Beckton, took some lemons and made plenty of lemonade to sell alongside decorated cakes on Friday July 12.
With temperatures soaring to over 80 degrees, thirsty adults gulped the refreshments down and they raised £110 for WaterAid.
WaterAid is a charity that raises awareness and funds to give people living in poorer countries clean water and safe sanitation.
Laura Williams, a teacher at Gallions, said: “I’m amazed it was so much, and the children really enjoyed the process of fundraising for a cause they care about.”
The pupils were inspired to hold the fundraising event after a volunteer from the charity, Nigel Gordon, came in to speak to them about the health risks many people face in the developing world because clean drinking water isn’t always readily available.
After learning about the children’s fundraising feat, Nigel said: “It is an incredible feat when people in one of London’s most deprived boroughs put their hands in their pockets to support such an excellent cause.
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“Charity indeed starts at home, but Gallions Primary School has demonstrated the important role schools continue to serve in making young people aware of the essential function of charity.”