Solihull School raise more than £10,000 for Sri Lanka during Charity Week - The Solihull Observer

Solihull School raise more than £10,000 for Sri Lanka during Charity Week

Solihull Editorial 8th Dec, 2023   0

A FUN-filled week saw Solihull Preparatory School raise more than £10,000 for Sri Lanka’s poorest families.

The annual fundraising Charity Week saw pupils and staff take part in five days of activities including a staff dodgeball match, a book sale, a movie afternoon, a talent show, and a non-uniform day.

A highlight was the tuck shop takeover, where pupils set up in the Warwick Road campus refectory to sell treats to senior school pupils.

This year’s total will go towards a paediatric wing on Kayts Island in north Sri Lanka.

School head Mark Penney said: “Once again, with remarkable support of staff and parents, and the children’s boundless energy and enthusiasm, we have raised a huge amount.

“We have spearheaded charitable initiatives in Sri Lanka for several years, and with the support of two wonderful charities, Assist RR UK and IMHO USA, we have implemented a wide array of projects.

“A Base Hospital already exists on Kayts Island and has proved indispensable in serving both its impoverished island community and the wider population.

“However, whilst it has only very recently recruited a paediatrician, it doesn’t yet have adequate paediatric facilities, despite serving a dependent population of over 68,000.”


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