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CHARITY WORK: Northwood school raises funds to help children in South Asia

 Published on: 8th January 2020   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood College for Girls (NWC) is raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable children in South Asia. 

The school launched the appeal before Christmas and each pupil took home a cardboard ‘money-box house’ for donations for the British Asian Trust (BAT). 

BAT was founded in 2007 by the HRH The Prince of Wales to help tackle the poverty and hardship in South Asia.

Seven-year-old Hafsa Sheikh was one of the school’s main fundraisers, as she saved £70 over the holidays, while a four-year-old pupil of Squirrels Class helped by hoovering at home to raise funds.

In December last year, NWC Juniors took part in a non-uniform day for BAT and fundraisers planned for 2020 include a sponsored walk, cake bake, raffle and more non-uniform days.

The school joined forces with BAT to support its Childline India Foundation Project, after NWC headteacher Zara Hubble was approached by parents about their work.

Zara Hubble said: “I was approached last year by a group of NWC mums who brought my attention to the incredible programme, Childline India, which has already assisted the lives of millions of children. My team and I immediately decided to support this appeal.

“We want each child to have a voice to talk to and someone they can turn to for care and protection. The help that our girls and their parents are giving will truly help change lives.”

The Childline India Foundation has handled over 90-million calls since its launch and was the first 24-hour, toll-free phone outreach service for children in South Asia.

The amount the school has raised to date is unknown, they will continue to fundraise for the charity throughout 2020.

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