Leverington Academy raise money for ShelterBox

Leverington School presentation of �590 to King's Lynn Priory Rotary Club for a ShelterBox. Photo: Adam Fairbrother MFCP13AF06355
Leverington School presentation of �590 to King's Lynn Priory Rotary Club for a ShelterBox. Photo: Adam Fairbrother MFCP13AF06355

A fantastic effort by Leverington Academy has resulted in £590 being raised to buy an emergency shelter box.

The ShelterBox could end by anywhere in the world helping people survive in the wake of disasters. It contains a tent, blankets, cooking equipment, water purification items - everything needed for survival.

The fundraising started after an assembly address at the school earlier this year.

The School Council decided to make this its major fundraiser and in May the Academy held a non-uniform day, sold cakes and children brought in their unwanted books and toys which were sold.

They raised £522 which was made up to £590 following another sell-off day.

The money was presented to King’s Lynn Priory Rotary Club who will co-ordinate the shelter box donation.

Deputy headteacher Elaine Aldrich explained the shelter boxes are numbered and named and can be tracked to their destination anywhere in the world so the school will eventually know what community they have helped.

Mrs Aldrich said it was a fantastic effort and thanked everyone involved.