Students and staff at Laurance Haines Primary School in Watford took part in a fundraising day last week (Friday, April 30) to help raise money for the important services provided by Watford’s Salvation Army.
The whole school came together and took on the challenge of running one mile as part of the national ‘England Does the Daily Mile’ and ‘Captain Tom 100’ Challenges.
The Salvation Army has provided emergency practical assistance and long-term employment and debt support to thousands of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the local community.
Laurance Haines wants to help fund the ongoing ‘holiday hunger’ project to support vulnerable families in Watford.
Locally, The Salvation Army has distributed over 600 emergency food parcels, feeding more than 2,400 people, since March 2020.
They estimate that around 60 per cent have been children under the age of 18 living in poverty.
Later in the year in October, Headteacher Mr Sebastian Gray and Deputy Head Mrs Jo Ball are running the London Marathon in support of The Salvation Army.
Mr Gray and Mrs Ball said on their fundraising page: “For our families, The Salvation Army have provided food, shelter, support with wellbeing, managing finances plus so much more. Most importantly, they have always been there to help in any way they can. Put simply, the Watford Salvation Army have vastly improved the lives of the community during some of the most difficult circumstances. Every mile we run will be a tribute to the extra mile they always go to.”
To donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mrsballmrgray
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