Gallery: Pupils from Stradbroke Primary put on their wellies to Give Hunger the Boot

Stradbroke Primary School pupils took part in a Welly Walk to raise money for Give Hunger the Boot

Stradbroke Primary School pupils took part in a Welly Walk to raise money for Give Hunger the Boot, a fundraising appeal for the charity Farm Africa. - Credit: Su Anderson

Youngsters donned their wellies as part of a charity appeal to Give Hunger the Boot.

Pupils and staff from Stradbroke Primary School helped African farmers break the cycle of hunger by holding a welly-themed fundraising day last Thursday.

The kind-hearted fundraisers spent the day in their welly boots, as part of Farm Africa’s Give Hunger the Boot campaign, which is being supported by the East Anglian Daily Times.

They also added miles to the campaign’s Great African Welly Walk which asks people to organise a sponsored walk in wellies to add to the 16,000 miles it would take to walk around Africa.

Headteacher Linda Walsh said: “We raised £90, and it was a brilliant day.


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“The children had a lovely harvest festival service and then they walked 10 laps of the school field in their wellies.”

The youngsters also made welly artwork for the event and learnt about Farm Africa.

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Mrs Walsh added: “We support Farm Africa through our harvest appeal because they provide communities in eastern Africa with the skills they need to dig themselves out of poverty.

“The art work was fantastic. There were pictures of a scarecrow in Britain and a cheetah in Africa.

“It’s a way of bringing home to the children that they’re helping people worse off than they are.”

To take part visit www.farmafrica.org/GHTB@work or text BOOT to 70500 to donate £2 to Farm Africa. Use #GHTB to follow the campaign on twitter

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