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Norfolk youngsters raise cash for Haiti

PUBLISHED: 05:40 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:01 02 July 2010

The victims of the Haiti earthquake have been given a £280 survival boost thanks to two charitable 10-year-old Norfolk girls who organised a series of fund-raising activities at their school.

The victims of the Haiti earthquake have been given a £280 survival boost thanks to two charitable 10-year-old Norfolk girls who organised a series of fund-raising activities at their school.

Anthony Carroll

The victims of the Haiti earthquake have been given a £280 survival boost thanks to two charitable 10-year-old Norfolk girls who organised a series of fund-raising activities at their school.

The victims of the Haiti earthquake have been given a £280 survival boost thanks to two charitable 10-year-old Norfolk girls who organised a series of fund-raising activities at their school.

Alice Rees and Morgan Gerrity were so moved by the scenes of devastation on the Caribbean island they decided set up three events at Fairhaven Primary School at South Walsham, near Acle, to help the survivors.

They organised a cake sell, persuaded teachers to allow the school's 102 pupils to wear blue and red - the colours of the Haitian flag - and set up a poster competition based on a fantasy island and animals.

Thanks to the two girls' efforts £280 was raised by pupils on Friday for the Haiti disaster appeal.

Alice said: “I was watching the news and there were dead bodies everywhere. It was horrible.

“The people who survived are now dying too because there isn't enough food. I felt we needed to do something.”

Her friend Morgan said: “They need our help. We have so much more than they do at the moment.”

Headteacher Melodie Fearns said: “It is heart warming to know that young people today do really care about others and the world around them.

“We are proud that our children here try to make a difference no matter how young they are.”

t Are your youngsters helping charity? Email sam.emanuel@archant.co.uk

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