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21st Sep, 2021

School children turn £5 into £5,000 in aid of Carers Trust Solihull

Sarah Mason 16th Jun, 2021

BUDDING businessmen and women at Eversfield Preparatory School put their entrepreneurial virtual skills to use as they raised funds for Solihull’s carers.

Year five pupils at the Warwick Road school were given a £5 note and were challenged to use their cash to get a business off the ground and making money in aid of the Carers Trust Solihull.

Many decided to go virtual by holding concerts, running reading clubs and quizzes – one child broadcast an interview and appeal on behalf of the Trust touching the hearts and minds of all those who watched.

Others took the more traditional approach and hosted book fairs, washed cars and made soap.

More than £5,000 was raised by the children.

Robert Yates, headmaster said: “I am incredibly proud of how all the children rose to the challenge and developed ingenious ways to contribute back to society and support those in our local community.”

Peter Masters, volunteer fundraiser with Carer’s Trust Solihull said: “The children have approached the challenge with so much creativity and energy to overcome the obstacles to their normal fundraising.

“They should be very proud of their achievement in raising funds to support our young carers.”

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