A children's charity received a generous donation on Thursday (21 March) from pupils at Bright World partner school, Box Hill School, Surrey.
Kathi Scott and Marian Ayo,(pictured above) of Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) (UK), were presented with a cheque for £630 at a special ceremony held in the afternoon at the independent school.
The money donated was raised during Box Hill Day, an annual fundraising event that takes place in February, which sees pupils and teachers participating in a series of fun and challenging activities to help charities and the community.
This year, students and staff paid to wear non-uniform, sold cakes, ran a slave auction and hosted a variety show.
The NMCF, whose UK offices are based in London, was nominated by year 12 pupil Marcel Norval as one of Box Hill School's chosen charities for 2013. Marcel regularly provides voluntary support to NMCF and is the charity's first UK student ambassador.
Other charities that will be receiving money from Box Hill School's fundraising include Children’s Trust, Tadworth, Happy Child International, Leatherhead and Wildlife Aid, Leatherhead.
Marcel Norval said: "I thought it would be a great idea to invite Kathi and Marian (pictured above) to Box Hill School to show them around and tell them about our fundraising activities during Box Hill Day.
"It was also a good opportunity to officially present them with the money we raised from the charity variety show that I co-organised with the school, which was a great success!
"After completing some work experience at the charity, I was so impressed with the worthwhile projects they undertake to assist children in South Africa that I wanted to become more involved. I am now NMCF's first student ambassador and I help to raise awareness of the charity in the UK, so it means a lot to me that Box Hill School has chosen to donate money to this very special charity."
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