Following the devastating floods in Pakistan over the summer, Fir Vale school decided to raise funds for flood victims. Recognising that it will be many months or longer before emergency aid can be replaced with long term development aid, students on the School Council decided to nominate the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) as their charity of the year.
As part of the efforts staff, community members and their families raised almost £700 from a 10 mile sponsored walk in the Porter Valley. The Lord Mayor and school Governor Alan Law came to Endcliffe Park to give support and ‘see’ the walkers off.
Students raised over £750 on a non uniform day before half term, and further fund raising activities will take place throughout the year.
Paul Highfield, Leader of Learning for Global Education at Fir Vale, said, “Everyone has responded really well to the slide shows and film footage of the floods which we showed, and we are determined to carry on whilst the need is there. One of the teachers who visited us in June, described how in one area some villagers have become blind due to polluted water and said, “I’m sure you'll not let them down." “We won't!”
You can still make donations to Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) through their website http://www.dec.org.uk or by calling 0370 6060 900.