School raises money for abuse victims

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 September 2011

Amanda Sutherland (left) and Jo Green at the Walliscote Primary School jumble sale for SEEDS

Amanda Sutherland (left) and Jo Green at the Walliscote Primary School jumble sale for SEEDS

PUPILS of Walliscote Primary School helped raise money for domestic abuse victims last week.

They raised almost £375 through a jumble sale and non-uniform day for charity SEEDS.

The money will be used to improve services for domestic abuse victims and their families.

Headteacher Jo Green said: “We are delighted to have raised this much money over just two days.

“We, along with most schools in North Somerset, have our share of children affected by domestic abuse and know how real the effects can be on childrens’ educational attainment.

“We were pleased to be able to help the SEEDS Project to prevent this in the future.”

SEEDS stands for Survivors Empowering and Educating Domestic Abuse Services, and aims to help improve services for victims.

Amanda Sutherland, SEEDS project manager, said: “I would just like to thank everyone for all their hard work and all those who donated items and baked cakes.

“We are grateful for the school’s generosity and support.”

The group is currently looking for people to interview confidentially about their experiences.

Staff have already interviewed 115 people and are offering £10 to anyone willing to take part.

People looking for support or willing to be interviewed should call 07713 473850 or email northsomersetseeds@gmail.com.

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