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Mengham Junior School Visit

Staff and pupils from Mengham Junior School on Hayling Island, visited the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association Centre to present a welcome cheque for £100. The funds were raised when the children wore colourful socks to celebrate differences, and each made a small donation to the charity. The school also started the day with awareness assembly about Down syndrome. Teacher, Emily Slade said, ‘The children learnt so much, and the day was a huge success. We enjoyed every moment of our fundraising mission!’

Rachael Ross, Chair of Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, was also impressed with their efforts. ‘It was lovely to have the opportunity to welcome the children to our centre, where they had the opportunity to find out more about what we do, and meet some of our families. We are self-funding, and very much appreciate support from our local schools, and it’s great to see the children playing such an active role in their community.’

Mengham Junior School

Posted on Wed, May 04 2016