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The sixth-form pupils of The Swaminarayan School raised over £1,326 for Help The Aged and Age Concern, two of the UK’s leading charities for elderly people. The money will go towards helping “free older people from poverty, isolation and neglect… and enjoy a better later life.”

 

The money was collected through a series of specially-organised events and initiatives throughout 2009, comfortably beating the target of £1,000 that had been set at the outset of the project. Among the innovative ideas were running stalls at the School’s annual summer fair, a talent show, and a cake sale. Everyone involved with this fundraising plan demonstrated determination and motivation throughout the challenge, with generous contributions from many others making it all possible.

His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the founder of the School, has always emphasised the importance of serving others, and as such, the School has engaged in a number of charity drives since its opening in 1992 to support the local community and other worthy causes.

The charities expressed their gratitude to the School for their efforts in a special certificate. It reads: “A huge thank you for getting involved with numerous events this year at your school from Summer Fairs to Talent Shows, this shows true dedication to charity work and fundraising.”

To learn more about the great work of Help the Aged and Age Concern (soon to be collectively known as Age UK), please click the respective links to visit their websites.

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