Pupils support Chernobyl disaster victims by donating to Felsted Aid

PUBLISHED: 13:44 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 07:28 30 May 2010

Donation to Felsted Aid.

Donation to Felsted Aid.

CHILDREN at Flitch Green Primary School moved away from the traditional Harvest Festival methods this year to support the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Instead of collecting food products, the school supported Felsted Ai and saw the children and thei

CHILDREN at Flitch Green Primary School moved away from the traditional Harvest Festival methods this year to support the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

Instead of collecting food products, the school supported Felsted Ai and saw the children and their families donate everyday items such as toothbrushes, toilet rolls and bandages.

Mark Windsor, from Holy Cross church in Felsted, launched the appeal at the school during our Harvest Festival celebrations and the children have been collecting ever since.

Headteacher Helen Johnson said: "It is really important for our children and families to consider the plight of others and how we can help, sometimes by just the small practical things we do.

"Pauline Craven from Felsted Aid was able to explain to the children that it wasn't the luxuries in life that the children needed but everyday items that perhaps we take for granted; toothbrushes, toilet rolls, bandages etc. This is a particularly good message in this run-up to Christmas.

"Well done to the children and families.

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