Pupils from a Shropshire primary school have been raising money for us after being inspired by our most recent appeal.

Children at Wistanstow Primary School decided to donate their money to support seriously ill local children instead of sending out Christmas cards, raising more than £130.

The children wanted to support us after reading the story of Freya.

Fabulous achievement 

Marie Thomas, teacher at the school, who has also had experience with Hope House, said: “The Year Six pupils were so moved by Freya’s story they planned an assembly to talk to the rest of the school about her and the work of Hope House.

“We managed to arrange daily collections and events in December and have raised about £130. We are a small school of only 60 or so children, so this was a fabulous achievement.”

Our Fundraiser Bekki, who gave an assembly at the school to thank the pupils, said: “We are so touched that Wistanstow Primary School selected Hope House Children’s Hospices as the charity they wanted to support and raise money for during the festive period.

“It is so kind that school children chose not to send Christmas cards, and instead donated their pocket money to help local children and families. We are very grateful for their support which will help ensure we can continue to provide vital respite care.”

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