Framlingham College raises £1,300 for charity Street Child
Students have been praised for their energy and willingness as part of efforts to support vulnerable African children.
Teenagers at Framlingham College handed over a cheque for £1,339 to Street Child.
Students have been fundraising for the charity, which aims to help disadvantaged African children get into education, for the past six months.
College chaplain the Rev Brynn Bayman praised the students for their outstanding work, as well as their endless energy and willingness to try to help others in less fortunate circumstances.
Student and committee chairman Philip Lewellen said: “It is amazing how much we get out of such an activity, how much fun we have as a committee and how much purpose it gives our hours at school outside lesson time.”
As part to the government’s incentive to bolster international aid, the money raised will be doubled.
A spokeswoman for Street Child said: “We were absolutely thrilled to receive such a generous donation from Framlingham College.
“The donation is enough to support a village school in Sierra Leone, where otherwise children just wouldn’t get an education.
“Thank you to all the students, staff and parents who supported Street Child in this appeal.”
Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, who attended Framlingham College Prep School, recently featured in a video to highlight the important work of Street Child.
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