Marpool School digs deep for charity

CHILDREN at Marpool School have been busy raising money and collecting gifts to stuff shoe boxes to send to developing countries in time for Christmas. A sale of home cooked cakes, baked by pupils, at the school’s open day last month raised �137.70.

CHILDREN at Marpool School have been busy raising money and collecting gifts to stuff shoe boxes to send to developing countries in time for Christmas.

A sale of home cooked cakes, baked by pupils, at the school’s open day last month raised �137.70.

The money will go to Oxfam’s Pakistan Flood Appeal and staff and pupils presented the cheque to Exmouth shop manager Rachel May.

Pupils have also been busy fundraising, spending their pocket money and collecting toiletries, toys and school supplies to fill shoe boxes.

The boxes will be sent to underprivileged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia on behalf of charity, Samaritan’s Purse.

The charity is an International Christian relief and evangelism organisation providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease.

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A school spokesman said: “We collect shoes boxes and gifts and send them off every year, and we are still in the process of putting them together so we don’t know how many there will be.

“Last year we started IMPACT (In Marpool Parents and Children Together) as children, staff and parents wanted to start supporting outside charities and Oxfam’s Pakistan Flood Appeal was chosen.”

Owner of Exeter Road chippy Krispies, Kelly Barnes, presented a �140 cheque to the Marpool School Association following a barbeque.

The money will be spent on the school’s library.

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