Elmhurst pupils climb Snowdon to raise money for Rohingya refugees
PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 October 2018
Staff and pupils from Elmhurst Primary School climbed Snowdon last weekend.
On Saturday, 25 climbers from the school in Forest Gate were raising money for Rohingya refugees through charity Save the Children.
The team raised more than £7,000 through the climb of Wales’ highest mountain, which saw them battle strong winds and treacherous terrain.
The students also raised funds through cake and slime sales, while parents and staff held a food sale with henna painting and a sponge the teacher stall. At a food sale in East Shopping Centre in Green Street, parents and staff also managed to raise more than £1,000, while pupil Hamnah Bhaiya used her birthday money to make cones for one of the sales, raising £156 for the refugees.
The climb was organised by Rubina Rehman, the school’s global iniative lead. Rubina said: “The appeal clearly made a difference to the children, which made them feel empowered to do something to make a difference, no matter how small.”
To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Elmhurst-Staff.
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