Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Amazing what some people will do for money!

Thank you Leweston.  Greatly appreciated by us all at EducAid....

World Book Day 2011 – promoting reading and supporting EducAid

Following the success of our World Book Day efforts last March we decided to run a similar event on Thursday 3rd March this year and we celebrated with a dress-up day and book sale. 
Our visitors on the day were surprised to find the girls in various forms of fancy dress rather than their school uniforms.  Mrs Claxton made a fabulous Puss in Boots and Mrs King had vivid orange hair to match her ‘Goblet of Fire’ ensemble.  Other celebrities spotted were a mad hatter or two, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and a Crash Test Dummy (representing the series of guides for Dummies!). 
Girls from all years and staff brought in plenty of books for the sale and were generous in their purchases of books and raffle tickets.  A sale of Cadbury creme eggs added to the proceeds and encouraged a stampede into the book sale during morning break.  Holly in Year 7 was pleased to win a cuddly owl and More won the house prize for the most books donated.  The fundraising also had a head start of £80 from our staff room book box.
We are thrilled to have raised a whopping £400 for EducAid, a charity in Sierra Leone providing an excellent education for children who would otherwise not be able to go to school.  Miriam Mason-Sesay, who is our contact with EducAid is looking forward to visiting Leweston again and passes on her warm appreciation for our support.
Happy reading!
Anne King
If you are interested in knowing more about EducAid's work with vulnerable young Sierra Leoneans, please go to www.educaid.org.uk

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