Harvest celebration at Saffron Walden school supports two local charities

15:28 08 October 2012

George Mills of British Aid for Deprived Children with Year 3 pupils Sukie Best and Jamie Hartland

George Mills of British Aid for Deprived Children with Year 3 pupils Sukie Best and Jamie Hartland


PUMPKINS, marrows, jams and jellies - and even blackberry and apple pies - were just some of the delicious harvest produce donated by pupils at Dame Bradbury’s School in aid of British Aid for Deprived Children.

Year 6 pupils held an assembly that portrayed harvest through the story of the Pilgrim Fathers’ arrival in the New World and their first Harvest Thanksgiving with the Wampanoag (Native Americans).

That was followed by a farmers’ market, run by Year 6 pupils, where the donated produce was sold, raising over £275 for Mr Mills’ charity.

Children and parents had also donated groceries such as pasta, cereal and rice, which were given to the Saffron Walden and Haverhill Food Bank.

On Monday, George Mills, who runs the British Aid for Deprived Children charity, came to Dame Bradbury’s to receive a cheque for the money raised. He told the pupils about how British Aid for Deprived Children supports a centre in Ukraine, helping children affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, which is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.


More news stories

A doctors’ surgery in Stansted will complete its long-awaited move to new premises at the end of the month in what has been described as “a real coup” for residents of the town.

An 11th hour U-turn over publication of housing proposals in Uttlesford District Council’s Local Plan has caused confusion among councillors who say they have been “left in the dark”.

Tue, 09:41

A former Archbishop of Canterbury held an anniversary service in a Hadstock church to mark 1,000 years since the Battle of Assandun.

Mon, 15:10

A mountain bike was stolen from the front garden of a home in Sheds Lane, Saffron Walden, between 5pm and 7pm on October 7.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: