Charity Ambassadors Send Targets Packing
Aarti Home Bag Packers Raise £473 For Indian Children’s Home
After the summer holidays you might think that the first weekend should be an oasis of calm after the shock of going back to school. Not for this group of 11 students in Year 7 and Year 9 from the Beaconsfield School, who spent their first Saturday of the new term offering to help Saturday shoppers in the High Wycombe branch of JS Sainsbury with their packing. In return for their efforts they were rewarded with donations totalling nearly £500.
Over the past two years, students at the school have raised over £2500 for Aarti Home through a variety of different events and activities and were determined to start the new academic year with a big event to get their fund raising efforts off to a good start. “It’s tremendous to see young people throwing themselves into such a good cause, especially the Year 7 students who are already making such a positive contribution to the life of the school in their first week”, commented Headteacher John Flecther who popped in to pick up some supplies and make use of the volunteers’ packing skills. The students next project is an Autumn Fair where they have targeted themselves to raise over £500 pounds.
About Aarti Home
Aarti Home is a place that provides shelter and upbringing for orphaned and abandoned children in Kadapa, Southern India. Currently over 90 children (mainly girls) are supported by the home, which also provides schooling to the residents and the local population. Aarti Home is run entirely from the support and generosity of others, both inside india and in other countries. More information can be found at www.vftrust.org.