Newspaper Entry – Peterborough Telegraph

The David School 

One A Day

A small group has just returned from the school to announce that we now have 365 pupils, one for every day in the year.

The school has grown massively from 100 pupils in October 2008 to the present total but with it brings a requirement for increased help and support.

The Charity Trustees are grateful to all who contribute – individuals, schools, companies and local Rotary Clubs.

Rotary Clubs of Peterborough, Ramsey, Peterborough Minster & Peterborough Ortons provide funding on a regular basis and help in many other ways. For example Peterborough Ortons are currently buying soap to ship out to the school. Peterborough organised a Charity Golf Day at Burghley Park in Stamford to raise funds for the David School and for Shelterbox, another Rotary Charity aimed at helping in disaster areas such as Haiti.

Wilds Lodge School at Empingham are filling shoeboxes with gifts to send out to the school. Chroma Sports & Trophies have embroidered school badges for all the pupils and have provided medals for Sports day.

During the Ebola outbreak and since then, the supply of World Health Organization’s feeding to schools has ceased. This means that a major problem for the pupils is lack of food which leads to subsequent related health problems. Local medical staff report an increasing number of conditions relating to malnutrition. The Charity is currently buying food on an occasional basis to feed all the pupils. The community’s ladies prepare and serve this food

Following David’s talks with the Ministry of Education, it is hoped that a feeding programme will be set up from September 2017, but until then, it is hoped to raise enough money to feed the pupils once or twice a week. If you feel you can help with this please email David on wallwork26@btinternet.com

 

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