Amazing Fundraising by The City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead.
Each academic year, City of London Freemen’s Junior School, in Ashtead, Surrey, supports a charity. The charities are presented by the pupils and voted for by the pupils. Six young ladies, Stephanie Elstub and her sister Emily and school friends Grace, Alicia, Olivia and Emily, gave a Powerpoint presentation of Wheels for the World to their classes. They showed slides they designed themselves which included photos of wheelchair recipients and the prison workshop. After winning the vote they then went on to present the charity to their year groups and finally the whole junior school, who chose Wheels for the World as their charity for the year.
Various fundraising events were held including talent contests, cake stalls and a sponsored book read, generously supported by pupils, teachers and parents.
Stephanie Elstub (second from the left in the photo) will be joining the Wheels for the World team travelling to Nakuru in September to help in the distribution of 160 wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Stephanie will be the youngest team member, accompanied by her Mum, Alexa.
Karen Goodridge, Volunteer Community Fundraiser, Glenda Pike, Wheels for the World Co-ordinator and Pastor Davis Gatua from Nakuru, Kenya recently had the privilege of accepting a cheque for £12,669.13 (The total raised is now just over £13,000) from pupils at Freemen’s School which was the result of their Junior School charity for the year fundraising.