Schools raise money for charity

East Brent Academy pupils with their bags.

East Brent Academy pupils with their bags. - Credit: Archant

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."

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