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Fundraising for the children and families of Afghanistan

Fundraising for the children and families of Afghanistan

 

In assembly today we launched a fundraising initiative that our Pupil Voice Champions have devised.  The children decided that they would like to raise money for those affected by the troubles in Afghanistan and thought the best way to support children and families affected would be to complete a sponsored walk. We will walk the number of miles from Afghanistan to the UK as a school collectively.

 

Each class will complete a walk around our school yard to accumulate the total number of miles required which is an astounding 3,692 miles!  We like a challenge in Oldcastle and it appears that the children are also committed to the pledge to help families and children affected by the situation in Afghanistan.

 

The Disaster Emergency Committee has launched an appeal to help and the following provides you with further information on the appeal.

 

“Families in Afghanistan cannot afford to buy food and children are dying. Health services are struggling to treat malnourished mothers and children as they lack medicines and supplies. 

 

The head of the World Food Programme describes the situation as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth.” 

 

Over three million children under five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by March 2022, with at least a million of them at risk of dying. Even before the recent conflict, change of government and collapse of the economy, people were struggling to survive the worst drought in 27 years, the effects of years of conflict and the disruption caused by the pandemic. Now, chronic poverty and hunger have deepened and those who fled their homes in recent months are facing temperatures as low as -12 without suitable shelter.” 

 

Information from Disasters Emergency Committee

 

Please help us support this appeal by sponsoring your child to complete a walk in school with their classmates over the coming weeks.  Friends and relatives may also sponsor your child - please can we ask that all sponsorship forms and money are returned to school by 17th March 2022.  We look forward to updating you on our children’s progress as they collectively walk over 3692 miles.   

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Afghanistan Fundraising - Sponsorship Form

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