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Woods Loke Primary help Kenyan pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:33 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 05 July 2010

Woods Loke Primary School pupils and the card that is being taken to Kenya. Picture: SUBMITTED

Woods Loke Primary School pupils and the card that is being taken to Kenya. Picture: SUBMITTED

YOUNG children from a Lowestoft school have pooled their pocket money to forge a link with a Kenyan children's home and school.

A class from Woods Loke Primary have bought a special Christmas present for the school in Kisumu by donating £33 for a wooden desk, complete with stationary, during a dress up day to Bruno Peek's Desk Package Appeal.

YOUNG children from a Lowestoft school have pooled their pocket money to forge a link with a Kenyan children's home and school.

A class from Woods Loke Primary have bought a special Christmas present for the school in Kisumu by donating £33 for a wooden desk, complete with stationary, during a dress up day to Bruno Peek's Desk Package Appeal.

And in an extra act of kindness, they also made a Christmas card, which Mr Peek will take with him when he travels to the country to visit tomorrow.

The Lowestoft entrepreneur launched the appeal in October and so far donors have paid for 50 desks at a cost of £30 each.

Each desk is made by carpenters at the home and comes with nine exercise books, two pens, two pencils, a compass, ruler, protractor and rubber.

And for most of the children, some of which suffer with Aids, or have been dumped on the doorstep, it will be the first time they have been given anything new.

Mr Peek said: “I know the children at the home/school will be thrilled to receive such a card, especially as it's very rare for them to receive such a kind gift from pupils in the UK that are so young. It's great to think that children so young care for others in need.”

Holly Marchand, assistant headteacher at Woods Loke Primary, said she was made aware of the appeal by one of the parents who had already donated some money.

She added that they had already been told the desk would be given to a little boy of around seven, the same age of the class involved in the venture.

Mr Peek is hoping all the children will get their desks by Christmas and is launching an appeal in January to fund a new classroom to house the extra desks.

His trip tomorrow will be the fifth time he has been and he will oversee the making of the desks by local carpenters and take pictures of each pupil with their new present to be sent back to the donor.

If you would like to donate to the classroom appeal make cheques payable to Covenant Home Trust and send them to Mr Peek at 21 Coverdale Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8TD.

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