Welton school cash grab aids Grenfell Tower survivors fund

Pupils and staff at William Farr C of E School organised a two-day cash grab after hearing about the ordeal suffered by the survivors of the blaze in London. EMN-170628-075220001
Pupils and staff at William Farr C of E School organised a two-day cash grab after hearing about the ordeal suffered by the survivors of the blaze in London. EMN-170628-075220001

Pupils and staff from a Welton school have raised a staggering £1,200 in just 48 hours for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

After hearing about the ordeal suffered by the survivors of the blaze in London, a two-day ‘cash grab’ was organised at William Farr C of E School.

Students decided to raise as much money as possible by shaking buckets, bolstered by funds raised at the drama department showcase.

The Welton school has now decided to donate the money to the London Community Foundation’s Grenfell Tower Emergency Appeal – the same charity being supported by Artists for Grenfell.

More than 50 artists, among them Lincolnshire’s Ella Henderson, came together to record a version of Bridge Over Troubled Water, which now tops the charts.

The school will be making the donation of £1,217 this week.

“It’s an amazing achievement by the pupils and staff and the single minded determination to do something to help the victims is really remarkable,” said head teacher Andy Stones.

“I’m so proud of the whole school community and also thankful that the appeal was so well supported by so many parents.

“We hope that, in some small way, the money can provide a little comfort or respite to those who have suffered such a terrible tragedy.”