Cheque mate for hospices

PUBLISHED: 16:22 05 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

A CHRISTMAS fair at the Friends School in Saffron Walden raised £1350 for East Anglian s Children s Hospices (EACH). The event was organised by the PTA and parents and the Milton Hospice s fund-raiser, Sally Cassels, accepted a cheque on behalf of the ch

A CHRISTMAS fair at the Friends' School in Saffron Walden raised £1350 for East Anglian's Children's Hospices (EACH).

The event was organised by the PTA and parents and the Milton Hospice's fund-raiser, Sally Cassels, accepted a cheque on behalf of the charity.

She said: "This was a fantastic total to be raised by one school. EACH relies heavily on donations from the community and in both 2005 and 2006, more than 65 per cent of our income has come from gifts, grants and legacies.

"We would all like to thank Friends' School very much for their hard work and generosity."

Ms Cassels said the money would be used to care for children with life-threatening, or life-limiting, illnesses and to provide emotional and practical support for their families.

The PTA chose to support EACH after an inspiring film of the hospices' work was shown to pupils in assembly earlier in the term.

Pupils also fund-raised for the Make a Wish

Foundation, El Shaddai Orphanages, The Whitechapel Mission and Children in Need.

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