Fenland sends £5,000 to flood victims

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Generous Fenland pupils have raised £2,716 to help schools affected by the flooding at Christmas.

Nine primary schools in the area supported a non-uniform day to help colleagues in Hebden Bridge who are rebuilding their lives after the devastating flooding in December.

The fundraising, which will help Riverside School and Central Street School in Hebden Bridge and Burnley Road School, Mytholmroyd, was organised by Louise Wilson after seeing the devastation.

Schools taking part were: Cavalry Primary, Guyhirn Primary, All Saints Inter-church Academy, Benwick Primary, Thomas Eaton Community Primary, Townley School, Westwood Primary, Lionel Walden Primary and Manea Community Primary.

Mrs Wilson says the Government has match-funded the schools’ efforts so the grand total raised is £5,432.

She said: “I think the schools deserve recognition for their fabulous efforts and I have had members of the March community ask me about the fundraising.

“With the support of the Hebden Bridge Rotary Club we were able to do this without going through the Just Giving site, meaning every single penny that was raised will be given to the schools. I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to all involved for raising such a huge amount.

“I also wanted the children to know that I will keep them updated, to let them know how the money they raised is directly helping the schools to recover from the flooding.”