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Frinton: Schoolchildren raise cash for African school
9:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
FRINTON schoolchildren have handed over giant cheque to underprivileged African youngsters after a series of fundraisers.
Pupils at St Philomena’s Catholic School in Hadleigh Road, Frinton, have been hard at work raising cash for Benin Christian Support.
Each class held a different event, including a tea party, a talent show and a mini school fete.
They raised a total of £1,840 which will be used to help install running water at a school in Benin.
In 2011 the Benin school was re-named St Philomena’s after pupils from Frinton donated a huge haul of clothing to their poverty-struck counterparts.
Frinton headteacher Barbara McKeown said: “Our pupils have put a lot of hard work and effort into this.
“They came up with lots of creative ideas to raise the money and we are delighted with the total raised.
“We are so proud of our pupils for their enthusiasm in embracing such a good cause.”