Haygrove students donate £1,000 to flood relief

This is The West Country: Imogen Keates and Phoebe Lane presenting Mrs Hancock with the cheque accompanied by head teacher Karen Canham. Imogen Keates and Phoebe Lane presenting Mrs Hancock with the cheque accompanied by head teacher Karen Canham.

STUDENTS at Haygrove School met with Mary Hancock, the vice- CEO of the local charity the Somerset Community Foundation, to donate a cheque worth £1,000.

Mrs Hancock came to the school to thank them for their fund-raising efforts, for which the money will go to the charity’s flood appeal fund.

Phoebe Lane, a member of the school’s student fundraising committee, said: “We really wanted to do something to help local people whose homes have been ruined by the floodwater and so we decided to run a non-uniform day.

“All the money was raised by asking students to donate £1 for the privilege of not wearing their own clothes to school.”

Mrs Hancock said: “It was wonderful to be invited to meet Haygrove’s young fundraisers.

“We are delighted that they were able to raise such a wonderful amount to help those in Somerset who have been affected by the recent flooding.”

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