Postcards support for animals in Africa

Community conscious students from Kirkham's Carr Hill High School have thousands of reasons to celebrate.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 8:29 am
The Year 7 studentsat Carr Hill High School have raised £2,000 for an animal charity with their postcard designs

Over the past year, the Royal Avenue school and sixth form centre raised more than £9,500 for a variety of causes from Cardiac Risk in the Young, Sport Relief, Brian House Hospice, Mission4Water to the Friends of the Hwange Trust.

Pupils raised this from a wide variety of activities from a sponsored swim and run to designing and selling postcards.and between them they donated more than 20 bags of food to the Salvation Army Foodbank Appeal.

This week the Year 7 students donated £2,000 for the ‘Friends of the Hwange Trust’ by selling postcards with their designs on.

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Overall 137 students were involved in the activity and sold postcards with hand drawn zebras on.

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife sanctuary is home to countless animals, birds and other creatures and has one of the biggest populations of elephants in Africa.

Carr Hill students have been raising money for the charity by designing postcards for several years and the initiative has always been well supported by the students’ families and friends who buy the postcards.

Friends of Hwange trustee David Dell said: “Thanks for your outstanding support for wildlife and we hope to see you in Zimbabwe soon.”

Art teacher Vikki Wignall said: “Every year the total we raise gets higher. To raise £2,000 is a huge achievement and something Year 7 should be proud of.”