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Pupils help to fight deadly disease

The international charity 'Lepra' celebrates it's 90th birthday at South Wootton Junior School. The Vicew Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk the Countess of Romney receives a special card from pupils at the school during their fundraising day. Presenting the card are from left: Rebecca Bush, Chloe McGivern and Nell Ashworth all aged 10. Behind are Lesley Gill (Lepra community fundraiser) and Jonathan Rice the headteacher.

The international charity 'Lepra' celebrates it's 90th birthday at South Wootton Junior School. The Vicew Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk the Countess of Romney receives a special card from pupils at the school during their fundraising day. Presenting the card are from left: Rebecca Bush, Chloe McGivern and Nell Ashworth all aged 10. Behind are Lesley Gill (Lepra community fundraiser) and Jonathan Rice the headteacher.

Pupils at South Wootton Junior School celebrated the 90th birthday of the leprosy charity Lepra with two weeks of fundraising culminating in a presentation last week.

This was attended by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, the Countess of Romney, who was the recipient of a card containing messages from pupils who had raised more than £25. Children also took part in dance workout led by Michala Bott, of the Michala Jane School of Dance.

A total of £800 was raised for Lepra with this total expected to rise. The charity campaigns against Leprosy and similar conditions in Third World Countries.

Headteacher Jonathan Rice said: “I’m very proud of the children and their response to the charity. MLNF14AM01308

 

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