2nd Dec, 2016

Parents and students chip in to raise £1,300 for Age UK Solihull

Shaun Reynolds 30th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

GENEROUS donations from parents and grandparents of children from a borough school have helped raise more than £1,300 for Age UK Solihull.

Balsall Common Primary School’s Christmas performances helped raise the sum to help the charity fund various projects throughout 2016.

It is not the first time the school has raised funds for Age UK after previously hosting ‘Flourishing Fivers’ and ‘Slip into Slippers’.

The grand total raised was £1,329.21 – a figure Lorraine Hart, Age UK Solihull’s fundraising manager, was thrilled with.

She said: “I am overwhelmed by this fantastic sum raised by the children, the parents and the grandparents through their Christmas concerts.

“It is great for the children to be helping people like their grandparents and aunties and uncles in the Solihull borough.

“The money raised contributes towards helping older people here in this area.

“We are grateful for school’s continued support of our charity.”

Howard Rose, funding and publicity manager, said: “It is great to see so much money raised for such a good cause.

“It is a great way for the children to help out their own community and give a little back.”