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Red day enables pupils ta help Haiti

PUBLISHED: 15:25 10 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:27 23 August 2010

THE outpouring of sympathy and support for survivors of the Haiti earthquake has continued across the borough. Girls at Cobham Hall are the latest to offer help, raising more than £1,000 through a variety of events on a Have a Heart for Haiti day, last

THE outpouring of sympathy and support for survivors of the Haiti

earthquake has continued across the borough.

Girls at Cobham Hall are the latest to offer help, raising more than £1,000 through a variety of events on a Have a Heart for Haiti day, last Thursday.

A £5 book of vouchers gave pupils and staff permission to attend in red clothing, a raffle and tombola ticket, free doughnut and entry to the much-anticipated staff v

students netball match.

This followed on from a concert organised by Year 10 pupil Kunita Kakuta on February 2 collecting £700 for Thailand children's shelter Father Joseph Mercy Centre as well as the Haiti appeal.

The work of the borough's children was mirrored by excellent support from town centre shoppers who dug deep to raise £1,000 during a collection held by Rotary Club of Gravesend on January 30.

Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend collected enough for two boxes full of essential supplies to be sent to the Caribbean from

passerbys in the town centre.

Rotary President John Baker said: "This was a fantastic response, we were very touched by the large numbers of young people giving to help others.

"When the money is sent we will make sure it goes 'from the Gravesend Town Centre' and we pledge to let the town know when the Shelterboxes have been delivered and how they are being used."

The Shelterboxes provide for a group of 10 with essentials such as a tent, water purifiers, warm blankets and cooking equipment.

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