FUN and games at a school fête had a serious result, much to the delight of the organisers.
Children, parents and staff at Lyminster Primary School joined together in the fun-filled fundraising to help people affected by the devastating Nepal earthquakes.
The event last Thursday was masterminded by Annette Alderson-Long, a teaching assistant in year five, and the rest of year five worked with her to make it a huge success.
“I am absolutely thrilled,” said Annette.
“We raised an amazing £1,060 and we have worked out that this money will support 33 families with food, shelter and water for a month.”
The fête offered a whole range of activities, including a lucky dip, raffle, nail salon, tombola and Beat the Goalie.
There was also a spirited silent auction with many prizes, which were donated by local businesses, including Arundel Lido and Harbour Park.
Readers wishing to donate can text ‘DONATE’ to 70000 to give £5 to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
The committee brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis. Member agencies and their partners are working to provide shelter, food, clean water and blankets.
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