Comet country events provide cash boost for Haiti

CASH for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal continues to roll in from events organised by schools, individuals, companies and organisations in Comet country. Children at St Mary s Junior School, Baldock, held a fund raising day last Friday with pupils enjoying a

CASH for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal continues to roll in from events organised by schools, individuals, companies and organisations in Comet country.

Children at St Mary's Junior School, Baldock, held a fund raising day last Friday with pupils enjoying a non-uniform day and selling cakes. A planned run around the school's sports field had to be cancelled because of the weather but will be held at a later date.

On Monday night Tai Bantick, 10, of Broadwater Crescent, Stevenage, arranged a danceathon at St Peter's Church hall, Broadwater, and invited all her friends from Longmeadow School to the event.

The music was provide by local DJ Justin Arloff who gave his services free and Tesco gave the dancers bottled water to quench their thirst. At the end of the evening around �300 had been raised.


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Save the Children volunteers in Hitchin have so far raised around �3,500. Committee member Les Hodges said: "The support has been overwhelming, so thanks to everybody involved in the emergency fund raising."

Today (Thursday) Featherstone Primary School, Stevenage, will be holding an African Dance evening for friends and family of pupils and it is a sell-out.

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Working with local company Kultural Fashion and Tesco, which is providing refreshments, the children hope to raise hundreds of pounds for the earthquake appeal.

Three friends, Eleanor Hopcraft, Keira Hicks and Laura Bird, are organising a sponsored run around the Ridlins running track in Stevenage on March 1 starting at 6.30pm.

Donations for the event should be made to St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School, Monkswood Lane, Stevenage, or call the school on 01438 352863.

The school has already undertaken a range of events for Haiti since the earthquake and is planning more during the year.

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