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Save the Children pays tribute to its junior fundraisers
THE charity Save the Children has paid tribute to the support given by West Dorset youngsters.
Chairman Christopher Dobbs said at the annual meeting of the Bridport and Beaminster branch how pleased he was to highlight contributions from young people.
He said: “The contribution of every individual is equally important, and I am especially pleased to highlight the work and support for Save the Children by the young people of Bridport in the past year.”
Among others he singled out Lucy Taylor as a tireless campaigner for Save the Children.
The Bridport Lions also recognised Lucy’s commitment to fundraising in 2012, by presenting her with a special youth award which also resulted in £50 being sent to the branch.
Mr Dobbs added: “Her enthusiasm to take part in every Save the Children project is greatly appreciated by us all.”
Last October, 31 Sir John Colfox School students took part in the World Team Marathon Event in their school grounds.
Mr Dobbs said: “The fine leadership of award-winning PE teacher Andy David who organised the event, and the skilled determination of the children who did the running, ensured an almost festive occasion in a rare bit of autumn sunshine.”
Sponsorship for the Marathon raised £525.97 for Save the Chil-dren.
Then it was the young people from St Mary’s youth group who raised awareness of the homeless by having an organised ‘sleep out’, and also raised £308.
Together with the £320.31 collected by Colfox Students at the Morrison’s Christmas bag-packing evening, the total amount raised by young people in Bridport during 2012 was more than £1,000.