Manor Pupils help to give the Quicken Trust the Sack! 22/1/18

The children at Manor Primary School have a long standing relationship with the Quicken Trust who work tirelessly to support the children of Kabubbu in Uganda. At Manor we've sponsored a boy called Akamada for a number of years and are thrilled to learn that he has successfully passed his exams which will enable him to continue his education at secondary school. Before Christmas, Manor children were involved in the Quicken Trust appeal to raise money to buy Santa Sacks of Maize for Kabubbu families. These families have been hit by a drought and rising maize prices, due partly to the refugee crises on Uganda's northern border with South Sudan. Pete Everett from the Quicken Trust visited the children during assembly to follow up on this fundraising to let the children know they raised a fabulous £194.49 by filling their little Quicken Trust money boxes with loose change. This is enough to buy three sacks of maize to feed three families for about a month. In all, the Quicken Trust Christmas fundraising raised enough money to buy 331 sacks of maize. A massive thank you to Manor children and our wonderful families - you have been a-maizing!

Here is a photo of Pete presenting the below certificate to one of our Year 6 pupils.