Glusburn School raises money for Shelterbox

Key stage two pupils from Glusburn Primary School present a cheque for £845 to Skipton Craven Rotary Club Shelter Box appeal. Picture shows President Ken Lee, Julia Levers and George Garland and key stage two pupils

Key stage two pupils from Glusburn Primary School present a cheque for £845 to Skipton Craven Rotary Club Shelter Box appeal. Picture shows president Ken Lee, Julia Levers, George Garland and key stage two pupils

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KEY stage two youngsters at Glusburn Primary School have been busy raising money to fund temporary homes for people hit by disasters in developing countries.

As part of a topic on natural disasters, they embarked on a fundraising campaign to buy a Shelterbox, used by families fleeing conflict or hit by a force of nature.

Activities included coffee mornings, bun sales, filling Smartie tubes and Wordsearch competitions.

Key stage two co-ordinator Julia Levers said: "It has been really good for the children to have a focus and they have done a fantastic job."

The campaign followed a visit by members of Skipton Craven Rotary Club, which supports the Shelterbox charity.

And, earlier this month, Rotarians returned to the school to pick up a cheque for £845.21.

George Garland, chairman of international affairs at Skipton Craven Rotary Club, said: "There has been a phenomenal effort by Glusburn children and the school community to raise such an amount.

"When schools or indeed any organisation raise enough to buy a Shelterbox they can track it to the people who benefit from the superbly constructed tents and equipment wherever in the world a disaster occurs."

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