14 Mar


​Water-way to raise money​

14 Mar, 2018

Primary school pupils from Salisbury presented the CEO of an international maritime charity with a cheque for £2,032 recently.

Children from Winterbourne Earls braved cold weather to hold a ‘Wet School Run’ in aid of Sailors’ Society, a charity that supports seafaring communities around the world.

Sailors’ Society’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, said: “The pupils at Winterbourne Earls were inspired by how the charity supports Filipino children who had risked being swept out to sea by swimming 2km to get to school.”

Sailors’ Society provided boats for the children in the Philippines and it hopes to provide further educational resources and an additional school boat through innovative fundraising ideas such as the run by pupils from Winterbourne Earls.

The school’s deputy head, Philippa Carter, said: “Our pupils were motivated by the charity’s work and came up with the ‘Wet School Run’ idea so they could experience first-hand some of the challenges that other children face just to get to school.”

Despite the lack of rain on the day, 200 pupils braved the cold and used water pistols to soak each other as they ran 2km in aid of the charity’s cause.

Stuart added: “We’re incredibly grateful to the school for getting involved and coming up with such a positive fundraising idea.

“£2,032 is an incredible amount, which will make a huge difference to many lives around the world.”

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