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Pupils’ Philippines appeal backed by Victoria Beckham

Pictured, from left to right, are Netherthorpe School pupils Katie Wilson, Emily Bushell and Scott Davenport.

Pictured, from left to right, are Netherthorpe School pupils Katie Wilson, Emily Bushell and Scott Davenport.

Kind Year 7 students from Netherthorpe School in Staveley have gathered a collection of goods for the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan victims so they could send it like Beckham.

They contacted the Philippines Embassy who recommended they join the Red Cross ‘Shop Drop for the Philippines’ campaign.

The students had already heard about the help given by David and Victoria Beckham and decided to follow suit and ask every member of the school to donate an item of clothing.

Victoria Beckham said: “Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. David and I urge everyone in Britain to join us in

supporting the’ Shop Drop for the Philippines’ campaign.

“Everyone has something in their closet, a dress, a suit or pair of shoes, they thought they might wear again. Dig them out, bag them up, drop them off.”

As well as building a mountain of clothes, the Year 7 Citizenship students also baked buns to sell and made Christmas cards to send to the people of the Philippines.

Cecilia D. Santos of the Philippines Embassy in London wrote to Miss Gallacher, Netherthorpe’s Head of Citizenship Studies.

He said: “Your wonderful Y7s have been the topic of conversation at the Philippine Embassy.

“We are all moved, and truly grateful. Typhoon Haiyan was a complete disaster, and its aftermath is and will continue to be an incredible ordeal.

“But it is people like you and your students who shed hopeful light on everything.”

Emily Bushell of Year 7 said: “ Miss Gallacher told us about the disaster in the Philippines in our Citizenship lesson.

“She asked if there was something we could do about it and we came up with the idea of collecting clothes for all the people who had lost everything.”

Pictured, from left to right, are Netherthorpe School pupils Katie Wilson, Emily Bushell and Scott Davenport.

 

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