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Elstree School raise funds in aid of Nepal earthquake survivors

William Walker

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William Walker

Elstree School raise funds in aid of Nepal earthquake survivors

ELSTREE School dug deep into its pockets and raised an impressive £1,280 in support of victims of the Nepal earthquake at a charity hockey match held recently.

The school has a close link with charities in Nepal through its head of geography, Jenny Pinder, whose friend’s village was left devastated by the quake.

The Woolhampton school did its part to help when six teams battled it out for the Elstree Family Hockey Tournament trophy at the same time as raising funds.

Miss Pinder said: “I was thoroughly taken back by the amount that we raised.

“This will provide books, pens and paper for all of the children in the village – an amazing achievement.

“I can’t wait to go back and see the families to whom this will be a huge relief to after such a difficult year.”

Parents Hen Horton and Melissa Owston, who organised the teams for the day, said they were thrilled with the final tally and thanked the school and the families who supported the event.

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