Pupils raise funds to help refugee appeal

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:13 17 May 2016

Senior pupils with staff and criisis appeal workers

Senior pupils with staff and criisis appeal workers


Clothes and cans for the Syria and Iraq Crisis Appeal were presented to church leaders at a special assembly at Axminster Community Primary Academy.

The head boy and head girl and their deputies raised £93.98 for the charity, while Carole Enticott and her daughter kindly made and donated baby blankets.

Last week, the school invited Simon Byworth and the Reverend Simon d’Albertanson, from the Axminster Church Community, to receive the donations.

Mr Byworth updated the academy on the progress of the appeal and thanked them for their contributions.

The academy’s head boy said: “We wanted to make a difference and help the refugees.

“We want a happy world when we are kind to each other and help each other in times of need.”

The head girl added: “We raised funds as we wanted to help people who had fled their homes and they needed things like blankets and clothes, things we take for granted.”

The academy has thanked all the parents, carers and children for their donations for this fundraising event.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald