Manor Primary School in Uckfield raises big bucks for children’s charities

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WHEN children at Manor Primary School in Uckfield fundraise, they come up with the goods.

The youngsters have now raised more than £4,500 for the NSPCC and Childline.

Maxine Peel-Yates from the NSPCC presented a special assembly to raise awareness of the charity and to ask the children.

Year six school councillors took on the challenge to organise The Big Workout and each class took part in a range of physical activities in their PE lessons.

Children asked their family members and friends to sponsor each activity.

The Big Challenge took place in June and everyone involved has been amazed by their achievement.

Maxine returned to Manor to present certificates and said: “I have loved Manor’s enthusiasm and the way they have thrown themselves into the activities to help other children.

“I spend all my time asking for help and today I have been able to say a very, very big thank you.”

Children in assembly were told that it takes £1,000 to train a counsellor who can help up to 200 children per year and that crayons and paper that children use to express their problems just cost a few pence. So the £4,500 will go a long way.