Hornchurch youngsters raise �1,000 for Essex Air Ambulance

Caring youngsters at a school helped to raise �1,000 for a charity that provides free life saving medical service for people in Essex.

The students from Raphael Independent School in Park Lane, Hornchurch raised the vital funds for The Essex Air Ambulance

after a whole day of fundraising on Friday March 25.

Office Manager at the school, Tracey Stott-Hammond said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have helped to raise so much money for such a worthwhile cause.

“It was lots of hard work and planning but it is for such a good cause.”

The event, which saw the whole school participating began with the teachers making breakfast for the parents in the morning. followed by kite flying at Hylands Park.

The day’s other highlights included the younger members of the school taking part in a sponsored spelling test and various stalls selling foods and toys in the afternoon.

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Tracey said: “All of the staff and children at the school really enjoyed it and we are just happy that we can help out in any way.”

All of the money raised from the day will be donated to the schools charity of the year, Essex Air Ambulance, who help to provide a free life saving helicopter emergency medical service for the whole of Essex.

Tracey said: “It is such a worthwhile cause because Essex Air Ambulance help so many people and they help to save the lives people.”

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