Charity Fundraising: Bede’s Prep Pupils Raise £3,500 for LEPRA

1

Years 5 and 6 after their Zumba session.

This term's charity fundraising at the Prep School have had an international theme, with pupils raising funds for LEPRA and increasing their own awareness of themselves as global citizens.

5

A member of LEPRA leading a Zumba session.

The main fundraising drive for the first half of the Spring Term was for LEPRA, an international charity fighting disease, poverty and prejudice in India and Bangladesh, which celebrated its 90th anniversary at the end of January.

The charity works with children and adults affected by the world's oldest and neglected diseases, with a particular focus on leprosy.

2

Years 7 and 8 mid-Zumba.

Over a two week period children from Years 3-8 raised money in all sorts of ways, including washing cars, selling cakes and running errands.

They then celebrated their achievements with a ZUMBA workout run by a representative from LEPRA, which was enjoyed by all.

Almost every child in these year groups managed to raise some money, with many raising over £25. The total amount raised was almost £3,500.

3

These funds will contribute to LEPRA's ability to improve the quality of life of sufferers by training others to recognise and treat leprosy, treating complex cases, delivering specialist services to prevent disability and providing daily living aids and special shoes to improve the lives of people already suffering from disabilities.

All the students should be very proud of their fundraising, but a special mention must go Sasha Akhtyriska, Lilianna Jones, Joeley Gibson, James and Toby Crummack and Oliver Cherfield, all of whom raised over £50.

4