Sunday, 28 February 2010

Fairlop fundraises for Haiti earthquake

The Ilford Recorder reported how children across Redbridge raised thousands of pounds after being spurred to help those whose lives have been torn apart by the Haiti earthquake. Hearing the heartbreaking stories of the victims of the January 12th disaster gave youngsters the desire to do their bit to help.

At Fairlop we asked our pupils to donate old toys which could be sold in a ‘bring and buy’ sale which was a fantastic success. The School Council and Friends of Fairlop sold pancakes with ice cream and syrup after school - an amazing 120 pancakes in total! Parents and friends made onion bhajis and other delectable goodies on site which were snapped up, as were the wonderful array of cakes donated by parents.

Children and staff came to school dressed in jeans if they contributed £1:00 to the appeal. In total, we raised a fantastic amount of £1,200 and our thanks to everyone who helped, donated and contributed in some way.

The day really highlighted how well the children of Fairlop and the community work together to help make a difference to those who are suffering. The generosity of everyone involved was truly phenomenal.