Echo Newspaper cutting January 1992.
Spare change turned into hundreds of pounds at Canvey Junior School when pupils raised money for children’s charity Barnardos.
Collection boxes in the shape of a cottage were put in every classroom last year when the school decided to support the charity on a long-term basis.
And with the help of various sponsored events and cake sales the amount raised totalled £331.
Barnardos representative Mrs Shirley Pope went to the school to pick up the cheque and hand over certificate thanking the children.
School deputy head Mrs Barbara Holt said: “It was very much a whole school thing because the children realise there are other children who need our help.”
The campaign to raise money is ongoing with a special thermometer chart to record every £5 raised.