Wearing red to school raises £70

PUBLISHED: 12:16 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 15 June 2010

St Mary's Catholic Primary School , in Axminster, was ablaze with colour this week, when the pupils and staff were invited to wear red on Valentine's Day for charity. The idea was generated by pupils who told their fellow school council members that they

St Mary's Catholic Primary School , in Axminster, was ablaze with colour this week, when the pupils and staff were invited to wear red on Valentine's Day for charity. The idea was generated by pupils who told their fellow school council members that they wanted to raise money for children in poorer communities in the developing world. Everyone donated 50p for the privilege and £70 was raised. This will go towards buying emergency food packs - a life saving gift which provides food for a family for seven days, helping them survive emergency situations until a longer term solution can be found.

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