Harpenden schoolboys his 10k target for Philippines relief
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Two schoolboys have helped to raise over £10,000 for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
William Berrecloth and Angus Clifford, from Aldwickbury School decided to raise awareness of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan by speaking in a school assembly.
The year 8 pupils organised a non-school uniform day, where students dressed in the colours of the Philippines flag, and a sponsored race.
The money has been sent to Shelter Box, a disaster relief charity, who used the money raised to send emergency boxes to the Philippines.
The Typhoon, which struck on November 2, has left 2.5 million people desperately in need of food aid.
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Headmaster Vernon Hales spoke of his pupils’ amazing achievement: “We are very proud of the efforts of not only William and Angus but of the way the whole School community have come together to help the people of the Philippines.”
Angus and William expressed their thanks to everyone who donated: “We are really pleased. We didn’t expect to raise so much money.”
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