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Oldham primary school raises enough money for a water pump in Bangladesh.
Friday 5th October 2018 @ 14:18 by Anna Fletcher
Community News Schools

Alexandra Park Junior School has raised enough money to buy a water pump for a village in Bangladesh.

The school is very active in doing things for charity and in the past have done a lot of work to help the homeless and last year sent boxes of gifts for people in Syria.

Teaching Assistant Noshad Jan, said: “Our goal was £300, not only did we reach it we exceeded it and raised £345.27. We are looking forward to receiving pictures of the water pump. It was a pleasure working in collaboration with the charity One Nation UK.”

The money will go to charity One Nation who have a local branch in Oldham. Their ‘Gift of Water’ project aims to provide safe and secure access to clan drinking water to those most in need.

The school began by holding a vote for pupils to decide which country they wanted to raise money for. Then donations from staff, parents and pupils helped them to reach their target.

Noshad said: “Students didn’t really know what a water pump was at first or how it can make a huge difference so we have discussed it and had regular updates in our assemblies on how much we have raised. We are so grateful for everyone who got involved.”

Headteacher, Jenny Seabright, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many children, families and staff contribute to such an amazing cause. The impact the water pump will have on the families in the small village in Bangladesh will be life changing. At Alexandra Park Junior School we make a difference to many lives which reach well into our global community.”