School's Xmas cracker
PUBLISHED: 16:10 09 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:18 23 August 2010
THIS year s Christmas toy appeal received a massive boost with the help of a community spirited school. Pupils at Rosherville Primary School, London Road, Gravesend, collected more than 20 toys, including board games, puzzles and books to hand out to unw
THIS year's Christmas toy appeal received a massive boost with the help of a community spirited school.
Pupils at Rosherville Primary School, London Road, Gravesend, collected more than 20 toys, including board games, puzzles and books to hand out to unwell children at Darent Valley Hospital this Christmas. The small school, which only boasts 126 pupils on its register, was able to collect £120 from a specially organised charity day funding the purchase of four large sacks of goodies picked up by head teacher Becky Stoneham. Children arrived in festive fancy dress on Friday for a 'stars and tinsel' day, with a special donation going to our appeal.
Miss Stoneham said: "This is a fantastic idea and I am delighted that Rosherville is able to help support local children during the Christmas period."
The pupils were also pleased to be able to help out.
Princell, from reception class, said: "I'd like some of these toys", while year four pupil Callum added: "This will give them a merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!"
The appeal, running for its third consecutive year, has already received high profile support from BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman, from Greenhithe, who has agreed to hand over toys at the hospital on December 18.
Jane Jackson, secretary at Rosherville, added: "The stars and tinsel day was lovely, the kids really enjoyed it and it was for a great cause.
"At Rosherville we are always keen to be involved in the community.
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