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Primary school raises money for homeless people

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

By HELEN KREFT

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A BURTON homeless charity has given more than £200 raised from a school Christmas show.

Shobnall Primary School, in Shobnall Road, Burton, raised £242 for Burton YMCA, and its chief executive, Paul Laffey, received a cheque on Wednesday during their assembly.

He said: “It was a delight to attend Shobnall Primary School with Reverend Pete Orton.

“We had the pleasure of informing the whole school assembly of our work with the homeless. The children, parents, teachers and staff from the school raised a total of £242 for the YMCA as a result of two collections taken at their Christmas shows which was fantastic.

“The YMCA has a long association with Shobnall Primary School who have supported us with food and furniture in the past, and we thank them for their generous support of local families.”

Bernardette Roobottom, head teacher, said: “We were thrilled to invite Paul Laffey and Rev Orton into our school and talk to the whole assembly.

“The children got to know a lot more about what the YMCA do in the community and hear about the people in need.

“It’s great to develop their awareness of the feelings a homeless person may experience. We are pleased to support the YMCA with this donation as it’s a great local charity helping local people.”

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