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Hemel primary school pupils raise £500 for anti-knife crime charity  

 Published on: 5th July 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Year 6 class at a Hemel primary school have been praised by Billy’s Wish for going out of their way to fundraise for the anti-knife crime charity. 

The class at George Street Primary School raised over £1,000 in their fundraising events and gave £500 to the charity that had recently held a talk to the school. 

Speaking to HemelNews, Katherine Harper, who works at Billy’s Wish said the school have been excellent and have taken everything on board. 

She said: “We had a session with the class and ever since that they were very focussed on the story behind the charity and about Billy and we were overwhelmed with their donation. 

“It was also nice because we know that it’s not just lip service – the kids really took the message on and it’s good to see because that’s what the wish from Billy’s Wish is all about.”

Billy’s Wish work with primary school pupils to help them with dealing with challenges they can face in secondary school like peer pressure, bullying, e-safety, decision making and many more. 

Katharine said it was amazing when she found out the Year 6 class had come up with the fundraising idea themselves. 

She said: “When I found it the kids organised it themselves, I was overwhelmed with emotion. With children taking on the message and taking part in the fundraising is better because it is a crucial age group that are taking on our message. 

“It is important because it’s the wish from Billy’s Wish that they are safe and well prepared for certain situations.”

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