Bexley primary school pupils raise £1,400 for chosen charities
PUBLISHED: 12:27 06 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:27 06 June 2016
Two year six pupils organised the fundraiser
Two exemplary pupils at a Bexley primary school have raised more than £1,000 after organising their own charity drive.
Kiera Lincoln and Evy Williams, who are both in year six at Old Bexley Church of England primary school, decided to start raising money to celebrate the end of their time at the school.
Kiera came up with the idea to raise money Diabetes UK, after she was diagnosed with the condition in 2012, while Evy chose Great Ormond Street Hospital as her brother is currently being treated there.
After approaching the school, the girls were told they would be left in charge of organising the fundraising.
Together with six of their friends, the girls organised a charity fete during school, which had fundraising stalls including a raffle, a cake sale, and a ‘beat the goalie’ challenge.
After the event the girls smashed their initial target of £400.
Kiera’s mother Nicola Lincoln said: “Considering that this was an in house fundraising day, where only the school children attended, their expectations were well and truly surpassed and they actually raised an incredible £1,400.”