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Schoolboy raises money for Haiti

PUBLISHED: 15:26 23 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:21 02 July 2010

The Colman Junior School pupils

The Colman Junior School pupils

Sam Emanuel

A young boy was so touched by television footage he saw of people Haiti that he organised a special cake sale to raise money for them.

A young boy was so touched by television footage he saw of people Haiti that he organised a special cake sale to raise money for them.

Nathaniel Laker, a 10-year-old Colman Junior School pupil, arranged the two-day sale with the help of his classmates Cameron Preston, Britany Thompson, Lucy Dixon-Sell, Daniel Saunders and Micha Brown.

More than 100 cakes were sold at the fundraising event and £145.70 was raised, with the children charging between 5p and 20p for a slice.

Nathaniel said: “When I saw the people in Haiti on television, they looked extremely poor, so I wanted to do something to help. I decided to ask the school if I could run a cake sale.

“With assistance from Mr Oldham, my class teacher, we ended up with a two-day sale. I was delighted with the amount that was raised for the people suffering in Haiti and would like to thank everybody who donated cakes and spent money at the sale.”

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