Schools help appeal top £1,500

PUPIL POWER Birkenshaw Primary School's non-uniform day and bun stall raised �377.50 for our appeal. (d604a322)
PUPIL POWER Birkenshaw Primary School's non-uniform day and bun stall raised �377.50 for our appeal. (d604a322)

Fantastic fundraising efforts by two Birkenshaw schools have pushed the total raised by our charity appeal past the £1,500 mark.

Birkenshaw Primary pupils whipped up a storm in the kitchen when they baked delicious cakes for a bun sale in aid of the Reporter Series Fund.

They also made donations to the fund when they took part in a non-uniform day.

Their activities raised a whopping £377.50 for our four chosen charities.

On the same day, pupils at the nearby BBG Academy showed their support by holding a non-uniform day.

Donations from pupils who ditched their uniforms totalled a terrific £153.59.

Reporter Series editor Hannah Ridgeway said: “We’re all over the moon that our charity appeal has now topped £1,500 .

“We couldn’t have done without the support of everyone who has taken the time to sponsor staff taking part in challenges or host their own events.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Birkenshaw Primary and BBG on behalf of the team here at the Reporter Series and our charities.

“The schools are the first in North Kirklees to organise their own events for the appeal and they’ve done a brilliant job in raising more than £500 between them in just one day. It really is a great boost.”

The pupils in Birkenshaw are not the only ones showing their support for the appeal.

On July 9, 200 Westborough High School pupils are hosting a sponsored walk for the Reporter Series Fund.

Year seven pupils at the Dewsbury school are holding the fundraiser as part of a special week of lessons promoting community work.

They will be joined by park wardens and mascots from Dewsbury Rams, Batley Bulldogs and Huddersfield Town on for the one mile walk around Crow Nest Park.

Anyone who would like to join the walk can meet the pupils at the park’s war memorial at 1.30pm.

Sponsorship collected by walkers can be given to school staff on the day, or brought to our office at 17 Wellington Road, Dewsbury.

If your school is planning an event, contact the team on 01924 468282 or email dewsburyeditorial@ywng.co.uk tpo tell us about it.