British primary school raises £800 for African Children’s Fund

African Children's Fund porridge club
The money raised will pay for 11,000 mugs of porridge. Photo: Facebook/African Children's Fund

The staff and students of Burford Church of England Primary School in Tenbury Wells, Gloucestershire, have been fundraising on behalf of African Children’s Fund.

In total, the school raised a phenomenal £800 for the UK based Kenyan charity.

That’s enough to provide a whopping 11,000 mugs of porridge and will ensure 61 children stay in school for an entire year.

African Children’s Fund run their “Porridge Clubs” where children are given a breakfast the Scottish staple morning meal in eight schools in and around Thika and allow children to take up the free education offered and go to school.

The porridge is a vital because when parents cannot afford to feed their children, they have to work, beg or scavenge for food when they should be at school. The provision of a nutritious porridge meal once a day eliminates this problem entirely.

On their Facebook page, the charity thanked the school and said they were “incredibly grateful” for their fundraising efforts.

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