Pupils at Reddiford Prep School in Pinner took part in a fundraising day last month to raise funds for three charities providing life-saving supplies in response to the pandemic crisis in India and surrounding countries.
On Friday, May 21, pupils dressed in the colours of India’s flag to help raise awareness and money for Action Aid, Selfless Efforts for the Welfare of All (SEWA) and BAPS India Covid Emergency Appeal.
The students were inspired to support the charities after seeing media reports about the pandemic situation in South Asia and were keen to support the important causes in their colourful clothes, raising £1586.80 in total.
The charities provide essential help from temporary hospital beds, food, vaccines and support in response to the devastating coronavirus situation in South Asia, where 338,000 people have died from COVID in India alone.
Reddiford Headteacher Mrs Batt said: “We are very proud of our pupils’ achievements. Their desire and determination to support these worthwhile charities and contribute to ongoing efforts to provide for those in need is highly commendable.
“The importance of charity is at the heart of Reddiford’s ethos; from reception to Year 6, pupils are engaged with the world around them and are encouraged to nurture an understanding of the needs of others.”