Pupils enjoy charity challenge

PUPILS at St John Houghton have raised cash for children from rescued from African streets after a charity challenge.

At the end of last term all students in years seven and eight were challenged to use their talents to raise funds for the education of boys and girls of the same age who have been rescued from the streets of Kitwe in Zambia.

Pupils were given one pound and they were then encouraged to use it to raise more.

Eighteen students raised a total of £1,056 with a grand total of £2,277 raised by all students.

A cheque was presented to Jacqui Hegarty from Street Child Africa at the school’s Lenten Service.

Headteacher, Bernard Monaghan, said: “I thank and indeed congratulate students, parents and all who supported the Lenten Challenge.”