PUPILS, their families and staff raised over £2,600 for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at King’s Ely Junior’s Charity Action Garden Party at the weekend.

Despite the wind and rain, the spirit of King’s Ely prevailed and the party carried on regardless. Some stalls were relocated indoors, ensuring that the day turned out to be a great success, with highlights including Sponge the Teacher, Name that Gnome and wheelbarrow racing, to name a few.

“The count so far is £2,670, but there is still more coming in,” said organiser Sarah Green, Art Co-ordinator at King’s Ely Junior.

“Added to the approximate £8,500 that we have already raised throughout the year, this gives us a total of over £11,000, which is a fantastic amount.”

Richard Whymark, Head of King’s Ely Junior, added: “The event was a triumph for the students’ Charity Action Committee. We even enjoyed the traditional garden party downpours – running inside to enjoy the stalls being run by the children, before rushing back outside to see the tug of war competition final. It was a wonderful way to show our support for this vital local organisation.”


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