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Morpeth Herald

1029 days ago   Article ID# 1231153
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British Heart Foundation

MORPETH, U K (Morpeth Herald) - Morpeth school students have given two charities a funding boost.

A total of £1,000 was donated to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by the King Edward VI School Council through a non-uniform day.

And a cheque for £122.47 was given to the Royal British Legion (RBL). This was collected by pupils during their 1940s event in the Town Hall earlier this year.

Year 11 student Philippa Goode said the drive to help the BHF happened after the school decided to take part in National Healthy Heart Week.

“We felt that it was especially important to raise money for this charity because heart disease and other lifestyle-related illnesses are becoming an increasing problem for this generation,” she added.

“We also did some activities to raise awareness of the issue, for example we had a ‘walk to school pledge’ scheme, with help from Tracy Aitken from the Transport Department at Northumberland County Council, in which we encouraged fellow students to walk to and from school.”

BHF Fund-raising Manager for the North Stephen Layden, said: “This is a further excellent fund-raising effort by the students of King Edward VI School.

“The money raised could buy a life-saving defibrillator, help finance a specialist cardiac nurse or fund research into regenerative medicine.”

Philippa was also involved with the RBL fund-raising as she designed and made over 70 bookmarks to 1940s designs to sell.

Fellow Year 11 pupil Robbie Morgan made a range of delicious refreshments on his own, all to authentic 1940s recipes, which received several compliments from members of the public.

Manager of the RBL in the North East Andrew Drake said: “Well done to the KEVI students for staging such an ingenious event.

“This is the Legion’s 90th anniversary year and we are on target to raise £1m to help our Armed Forces and their families, including the current Afghanistan generation.”

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