Last week pupils and staff came together as a community to raise money for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal. As a symbol of compassion, the children made Nepal Flag brooches to wear for the day at school. A number of pupils went far beyond the symbolism and donated significant amounts; Megan & Jamie T donated over £150 after selling their home produced eggs, Ines & Elliot S baked cakes and sold them locally at the weekend raising a further £62, Bradley B & Rye E donated £80 after baking, then selling 50 cookies each and Peter S emptied his piggy bank to donate all he had. In total, CPS has raised over £1500 so far which has been donated to the Gurkha Welfare Trust Earthquake appeal.
At Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, where they have many Nepalese staff, with family and friends greatly affected by the earthquake, the whole school dressed in the colours of the Nepalese flag. They also hosted a bake sale and an ice lolly sale, raising a staggering total of 47,640AED! For more information about their activities, please follow the link; http://www.cranleigh.ae/en/blog/bake-sale-for-Nepal/
Tim McConnell-Wood, a former captain in the British Army Gurkhas currently working at Cranleigh Prep School commented “this has been an overwhelming response from the whole community. Having worked with the Gurkha Welfare Trust in the past, I can guarantee that the charity will ensure the money raised will get to those who need it most in the remote Nepalese communities which have been worst affected by these terrible earthquakes”.