School puts weight behind fundraising

Cheque presentation at St Lawrence Primary School in Napton
Cheque presentation at St Lawrence Primary School in Napton

Staff and children at a village primary school have joined ‘forces’ to raise more than £2,500 for charity.

Everyone at St Lawrence Primary School in Napton alongside the school’s attached nursery, Little Lawrences, raised the funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

A total of £2,515.19 was raised as a result of a sponsored workout.

The school’s headteacher John Brine said: “I was extremely proud of all the effort that everyone at St Lawrence put into raising this money and I would like to thank all of the parents for their support.”

The money was handed over to the NSPCC at a special assembly held on Thursday last week and a spokesman for the charity was full of praise for the youngsters and their endeavours.

Deborah Sharp, from the NSPCC, said: “Everyone at the school was so enthusiastic and welcoming.

“It made the time that I spent in their school very enjoyable. Our work is only made possible by the efforts of our supporters and it is because of this support that we are able to reach out to thousands of children and families with nowhere else to turn.

“Children and young people deserve nothing less.”

She also explained a little about where the money raised goes and the impact it will have on the lives of children and young people.

Mrs Sharp added: “The depth and variety of work we do to help children and families is vast, from providing face-to-face support, to offering advice on the telephone and via the internet to investigating organised child abuse.

“We also work closely with schools to ensure that all children can enjoy safe and happy childhoods through creating a supportive and listening environment for children while they are at school.”