When it comes to things to do in Essex with kids, we like to think that Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a winner for families for not only a fun activity, but also as a place that has an educational ethos at its heart. Because of this we’re always over the moon when we hear about children not only raising awareness for us, but also raising funds too. One such young charitable team is last year’s Year 6 students from St. John’s Church of England School in Danbury, and we were thrilled to meet 11-year-old Ollie Abraham who came along and presented us with their cheque recently.
It was Ollie who actually nominated Hopefield as the school’s chosen charity, and he along with his classmates and with the support of staff, Mrs Barrett, Mrs James and Head Teacher, Mr Davies, managed to raise a whopping £1,509.39! It was a pleasure to meet Ollie and his parents when he gave this amazing donation to our CEO, Dave, and also showed us his impressive collection of Blue Peter badges. A fantastic young man for sure.
Thank you from all of us here at Hopefield to St. John’s Church of England School for your support!
If you too have children who would like to fund raise for us, then do take a look at our blog on just that, which has some great ideas for schools to get involved with all kinds of fund raising activities.
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