March schoolchildren raise enough money to help 22 families in Nepal

Nepal collection at Cavalry Primary School, March. Children from year 5 with posters they made. Pict

Nepal collection at Cavalry Primary School, March. Children from year 5 with posters they made. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A community spirited fund raiser has brought in enough money to buy emergency shelters for 22 families made homeless by the earthquake disaster in Nepal.

Nepal collection at Cavalry Primary School, March. Shira Nimalan with the poster she made for the co

Nepal collection at Cavalry Primary School, March. Shira Nimalan with the poster she made for the collection box in her parents shop. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Cavalry Primary children were given a talk about the disaster and encouraged to bring in at least 50p each to help raise money - the donations netted a grand total of £308.70.

The talk moved 10 year old schoolgirl Shira Nimalan so much that she went home to her family’s shop - Costcutter in St Peter’s Road - where she set up a fund raising box with a home made poster which brought in a further £250 from generous customers.

Shira said the talk had really hit home and added: “I feel very lucky to be living safely and I wanted to help people who aren’t.”

Her teacher, Sue Berna, said: “Her mum came in today with a bag heaving with coins donated by people, the amount is amazing.

“Shira was really touched by the talk. It’s amazing to know that the total raised will help so many families in Nepal.”

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