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Romford school kids dig deep for charity

12:00 19 March 2014

Green fingered pupils get stuck in

Green fingered pupils get stuck in

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Generous pupils from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic primary school on Dorset Avenue dressed up for charity last Friday.

The children also held a ‘rich man, poor man’ coffee afternoon all in aid of Catholic charity CAFOD.

Head teacher Jenny Waterfield said: “Each pupil paid £1 to dress up as a farmer or gardener to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”

They also invited parents and pupils to attend a ‘rich man, poor man’ event at which tickets were given out to determine who was rich and who was poor, with the rich getting to scoff cakes and soft drinks whilst the poor had to make do with crackers and water.

Jenny said: “We were really proud that the ‘rich’ children shared their food with the others. The idea is to highlight that one-in-eight people around the world goes hungry every day.”

The money raised by the school is going to CAFOD’s ‘Dig Deep’ Lent Fast Day appeal, an annual fundraising event which this year will focus on Sierra Leone.

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