Glusburn Primary School pupils raise cash for Shelterbox charity

Glusburn Primary School headteacher Richard Hunt, back left, joins children from the school and members of Skipton Rotary with the Shelterbox equipment

Glusburn Primary School headteacher Richard Hunt, back left, joins children from the school and members of Skipton Rotary with the Shelterbox equipment

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Children in Glusburn are helping fund temporary homes for people hit by disasters in developing countries.

The youngsters will sell hundreds of buns to raise cash for “shelterboxes” used by families fleeing conflict or hit by natural disasters.

Each of the £590 boxes contains a tent and essential equipment like a stove, water purifier and tools.

Pupils of Glusburn Primary School embarked on their fundraising drive after a visit by members of Skipton Craven Rotary Club.

The club has been supporting the Shelterbox charity for the past three years. Three other primary schools in South Craven have already raised enough money to buy 17 shelterboxes.

Glusburn head Richard Hunt said: “The children were inspired by the talk and are already keen to start their own fundraising.

“What we do well are bun sales, and three groups of children have already come to me wanting to make buns for Shelterbox.”

The organisation is currently providing shelter for more than 3,000 families in the Philippines, and has also refurbished schools in the Sudan and provided thousands of tents and equipment for Syrian refugees in the Lebanon.

George Garland and Bryan Ayton from Skipton Craven Rotary Club are registered Shelterbox speakers and are available to talk to schools and other organisations about disaster relief.

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