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Combs Ford: Primary school raises money for charity

09:00 15 November 2012

OLLI the monkey has been visiting pupils at Combs Ford Primary School in Stowmarket to thank them for raising more than £1,000 for charity.

OLLI the monkey has been visiting pupils at Combs Ford Primary School in Stowmarket to thank them for raising more than £1,000 for charity.

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OLLI the monkey visited Combs Ford Primary School on Tuesday to thank them for raising more than £1,000 for charity.

The children’s book character visited the school as it raised the most amount of money for SignHealth, the national deaf healthcare charity, at

its sign2sing event.

Sue Tanner, music co-ordinator at Combs Ford Primary School, said: “We are delighted to have raised the most amount of money for SignHealth.

“The world record breaking attempt was a fantastic event for us all to be involved with and the children enjoyed taking part. They were all really surprised to meet Olli the monkey.”

Olli performed a show, had his photo taken with the youngsters and presented the school with a certificate for taking part in sign2sing.

Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, said: “We are delighted that Combs Ford Primary School, which is located on Glemsford Road in Stowmarket, raised £1,040 for SignHealth.

“Combs Ford raised the largest amount of money out of more than 600 schools that took part in the sing2sing event, which was a world record breaking attempt for the most young people singing and signing a song at the same time. We thought it would be a lovely treat for them to receive a visit from Olli.

“Guinness World Records® has confirmed that the world record was broken, which is excellent news.”

More than 600 schools and 114,277 pupils and teachers across Great Britain participated in the event, which was also a fundraiser for the charity.

The charity will be organising the sign2sing event again next year. People wishing to take part are invited to contact SignHealth to register their interest.

Steve continued: “The money raised from the event will be used to help support our projects with vulnerable deaf children and young people.”

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