Nov 09 - Pupils raise £400 for Help for HeroesJunior pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School turned up for school in army dress on Friday 13th November. The combat-clad youngsters were raising money for Help for Heroes, which is a charity close to their hearts as many have family members on active service in Afghanistan.
Pupils and staff paid £1 to come to school in army dress and there was a special assembly so that they could learn more about the charity. Nigel Jones from Help for Heroes explained to the children how the charity provides help to the wounded by building rehabilitation centres, and giving money to other projects that make life better for wounded service men and women. The children were asked to write letters to soldiers who are admitted to hospital and the letters will be included in ‘grab bags’ which are given to injured service people when they arrive at hospital.
Headmaster, Paul Spencer Ellis said “We have 400 boarders at this school and around a third have parents in the forces, so we are particularly keen to support this charity. The children have embraced the cause and have already started writing letters to the wounded.”