Rossendale branch of Save The Children (SCF) celebrated a successful Save The Children Week by raising over £1,000 from two supermarket collections and a market stall selling second-hand goods and nearly-new toys.
The toys were donated by pupils at St James-The-Less RC Primary School in Rawtenstall after they had heard a talk on the work of SCF given by local committee member Eroica Kelly. Eroica, who is the branch’s ‘Speaking Out’ co-ordinator for schools said: “The children at St James-The-Less were really lovely and listened with interest to my talk. Then the Head Teacher, Mr Hall, arranged for pupils to collect toys and games for us to sell at Rawtenstall market. I like the idea that the children of today are giving help towards the children of tomorrow, and those who are less fortunate, who SCF help in 120 countries around the world, including the UK”.
Eroica said that the toys helped boost the takings at the market stall to almost double that of previous years. She added “Our collection days at TESCO in Rawtenstall and Haslingden were also a great success, raising nearly £700, which is fantastic. We’re really pleased with the support we get from staff and customers at both stores”.
Any schools or adult groups wanting to receive a talk on the work of Save The Children can contact Eroica on 01706 221522 or Tim Nuttall on 01706 226857.