Havering schools raise money for clean water project in Ethiopia
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Students and teachers from two schools have been raising money to fund a clean water project in Ethiopia.
The group from the Albany School and Marshalls Park are planning to visit the families in Bekoji, Ethiopia, who will benefit from the new project in July.
Year 10 pupils Jack Fallon, Jack Rougier, Ryan Heather, Danny Hayes and Sam Eddison, from The Albany performed as part of their band – The Band Criteria – at a fundraising event in Collier Row Catholic Club and raised £610.
Jack Fallon said: “The gig was really well attended and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing.
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“The whole night was a success and all our hard work paid off.”
Students and staff from both schools also raised £345 by bag packing at Tesco Gallows Corner last Saturday.
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Gary Wimbush, assistant headteacher at The Albany, said: “This has further raised awareness for the cause and the local community were very supportive. Teenagers like these are an absolute credit to their communities and have worked tirelessly to raise funding and awareness.”
If you would like to find out more about the project or donate you can visit www.standby.me/projects/water-filter-project-for-families-in-bekoiji.