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Early Years & Juniors Accept the Smartie Challenge!

Posted: 6th December 2013

Year 1 has been learning about Africa and decided they would like to support an East Sussex-based charity, Harambee For Kenya, which helps to provide and care for the street children of Kenya and which is regularly supported by Skippers.  

The Smartie Tube Challenge was offered to pupils from Kindergarten to Year 2, to raise money for this charity.  The children were given a tube of Smarties to eat and the challenge was to fill the tube with coins, which they would earn through helping with little jobs at home during half term.  

The children proudly returned after the holiday, with their tubes full of coins, to help the Kenyan Street children.  Tasks which they had undertaken at home ranged from tidying their rooms to helping with the dusting and many others.   

The amazing total amount raised by the children was £110.21!

The charity is just completing a safehouse project in Meru, and need to buy bunk beds for the street children, so it was agreed that the money raised by from the Smartie Challenge would go towards a bunk bed for the new safehouse.

Harambee For Kenya would like to say thank you so much to every pupil and their family who took part in the Smartie tube challenge.  The charity will arrange for photographs to be taken and sent to the school when the new beds have been purchased and are in place in the new house

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