Pennies Turn Into Pounds

Canvey Junior School

Collecting boxes used by the children

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.

Echo Newspaper Group

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