KING’S Ely students have raised over £3,000 for a charity working to relieve poverty in Southern Africa.

Each year, the boys in Osmond House at King’s Ely Senior choose a different charity or organisation to support and over the last 12 months they have been taking part in a wide variety of fundraising activities in aid of Hope 4 Malawi.

The Hope 4 Malawi charity and its volunteers are working tirelessly to relieve poverty in Malawi, Southern Africa, by raising funds for projects and facilitating trips where participants implement projects, teach in schools, take assemblies and run conferences and kids clubs. The charity also raises awareness of poverty related issues in the UK by visiting and working with schools and youth groups.

Just before the end of term, a group of representatives from the charity visited King’s Ely to meet the boys of Osmond House, their Housemaster Paul Lott, and to receive a cheque for £3,120, which the charity says will enable approximately 260 children to go to primary school in Malawi for a whole year. The charity has also received hundreds of books from the school, which would have otherwise been recycled.

The majority of the money raised was achieved at Osfest – the annual fundraising extravaganza organised by students in Osmond House. Held in April, the feast of activities and attractions on offer included bouncy castles, a coconut shy, sports challenges, ‘sponge the teacher’, face painting, music, an ice cream van and a wide variety of stalls and raffles.

To find out more about Hope 4 Malawi, including how you can support the charity, please visit

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