Fir Ends School was visited by a trustee from the Cumbria Community Foundation in March 2016, so that their group of RotaKids could handover the results of their fundraising efforts for the Flood Fund.
Robin Burgess accepted a cheque from the group – the junior branch of the local Rotary Club - for the sum of £1025.
This impressive sum was raised through a combination of collections at school performances in December, a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, a bag pack at the Kingmoor ASDA Superstore and a final push to break the £1000 barrier with a ‘Rainbow Day’ at school. The latter involved pupils making a small donation to wear their brightest clothing for the day. This was seen as a fitting end to their fundraising efforts, demonstrating their hope that the funds would help those affected by the floods find their way to brighter days!
Victoria Fisher and Jonny Alvarez-Buylla, the Chairs of the RotaKids held a discussion with Robin Burgess about their fundraising before the official handover of the cheque.
“We thought it was a good idea to fundraise for the floods as we knew there were lots of people who were not as fortunate as us over the Christmas period,” said Victoria.
“We decided to set a target of £1000 to help everyone in the area and because most of us knew somebody who had been affected,” added Jonny.
The RotaKids, staff and pupils at the school, and their Rotary Club link, Peter Sedgwick, are incredibly proud of the contribution they have been able to make.
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