St. Anne’s Catholic High School raises £4,000 for victims of typhoon Haiyan

Schoolchildren have raised £4,000 for people recovering from a typhoon in the Philippines.

Pupils at St. Anne’s Catholic High School, in Enfield, organised a Christmas bazaar and raffled several prizes including an iPad to help those suffering after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed homes and property on the islands last month.

John Ravi, the school’s 31-year-old chaplain, said: “The whole school and all the parents wanted to show our solidarity with the people who suffered this terrible experience.”

Originally, the bazaar was going to raise money to develop the school but, after holding an assembly on the Philippines disaster, it was decided that all money raised would be donated to the Philippines appeal instead.

According to Mr Ravi: “Everyone was delighted at this decision. We have about 35 Filipino students at the school and everyone showed great compassion.”

Pupils ran over 15 market stalls in their school hall selling Christmas presents to other pupils, teachers and parents.

Several Enfield businesses donated prizes which were given away in a raffle which raised over £1,000 on its own.

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