It is never too early to start thinking about how you can help your local community. At least that is what is inspired children at The Village School in Hampstead to raise ?650 for the Royal Free?s neonatal unit.
Fundraising activities included a raffle, a non-uniform day and stalls for selling books, toys and home-baked cakes.
Miss Genevieve Norrie, form teacher, at the primary school said: ?One of the little girls in the class was born as a very premature baby so it?s something that the other pupils know about directly. Also, the Royal Free is our local hospital and the children wanted to do something that would help people where they live.?
Ms Theresa Duggan, teacher assistant, added: ?The children had great fun raising the money, particularly with the non-uniform day! It?s given them a real sense of pride and achievement.?
Nuala Colton, matron, commented: ??We?re very grateful to all the children and teachers at The Village School for their hard work and effort at raising this amount of money. The money will be used to purchase much needed equipment necessary to enhance the care of the babies on the unit.?