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Balsall Common Primary School Academy raises more than £1,000 at four-day charity event

Sarah Mason 24th Jul, 2018 Updated: 24th Jul, 2018

KIND-HEARTED pupils in Balsall Common Primary School Academy handed over more than £1,000 to charities following a four-day fundraising event.

Children at the Balsall Street East school help boost the coffers for the Air Ambulance Service and Guide Dogs when they held a bake sale, a raffle, a dancathon and finally dress in yellow day – the Air Ambulance colours.

The charities, which both received £546.72, were chosen by the children themselves as they wanted to choose a local charity in respect of the Guide Dogs and to help towards a new Childrens Air Ambulance as the nearest one is currently in Northampton.

Peter Heywood, Air Ambulance Service, said, “It is fantastic to see such a great effort from such young children.

“Every penny really does count; this will help us to help others.”

Frank Lynn and Fin Findlay, from Guide Dogs, said, “The cost to train a puppy is over £32,000.The money raised by the children will go towards sponsoring another puppy, just like Striker, to help another visually impaired person.”

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