Suffolk schools raise money for Iran

TWO non-uniform days have been held at Suffolk schools to raise money for survivors of the Iranian earthquake.An earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit the country in December, destroying much of the ancient city of Bam.

TWO non-uniform days have been held at Suffolk schools to raise money for survivors of the Iranian earthquake.

An earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit the country in December, destroying much of the ancient city of Bam.

More than 30,000 are believed to have died in the quake with 100,00 left homeless.

And children at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge and Halifax Primary School in Ipswich were so moved by the disaster they held mufty days to help with the relief effort.


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Headteacher at Halifax primary, Kevin Tomlin said: "The idea came from a year two pupil who was shocked by the headlines over Christmas.

"I held an assembly on the earthquake and explained to the children that though the earthquake is no longer in the headlines, it is now that money is really needed.

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"The focus was on the youngsters made homeless or orphaned and this is about the children giving money and not the parents – we have asked them to give their pocket money up for the appeal."

At Farlingaye High, the story was more personal, organised after parent Henny Azmoodeh left for Bam in the aftermath of the quake.

Headteacher Sue Hargadon said: "The lengths that volunteers like Mrs Azmoodeh have been prepared to go to in order to give emotional support, have been the inspiration behind our non uniform day."

Pupils at Farlingaye paid £1 to leave their uniforms at home and the money raised is expected to total £1,000. Halifax Primary School is hoping to raise £200 for the appeal.

Donations to the Iranian Earthquake Appeal can be made by calling 020 7245 1000, postal donations should be sent to British Red Cross, Freepost, London, SW1X 7BR.

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