Schools raise money for charity
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Two schools have raised money for a Somerset-based charity which donates bags to deprived children.
Lympsham Academy pupils took on a week of sports challenges to raise £720 for School in a Bag, while East Brent managed £800.
The charity distributes rucksacks packed with a pencil cases, pencils, a maths set and a lunch box to school children around the world.
Each bag costs £20.
Since the charity launched in 2009, more than 111,000 bags have been distributed to children in 44 countries.
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The charity's school liaison officer, Lis Foy thanked both the schools for their hard work to raise more than £1,500.
She said: "Schools are a huge part of our fundraising efforts every year.
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"What's so special about it, is children are helping other children of a similar age, who are elsewhere in the world and less fortunate than them."