Roedean School donate winter coats to 500 vulnerable children

The Argus: Roedean School donate winter coats to 500 vulnerable children Roedean School donate winter coats to 500 vulnerable children

A Sussex school has made sure 500 of the most vulnerable children in London will have a winter coat after a moving speech kick-started a campaign.

Roedean staff and pupils – and their relatives – clubbed together for its Coats for Christmas campaign after Camila Batmanghelidjh delivered a speech on child poverty.

Camila, who was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by the BBC and made a CBE for her work on behalf of underprivileged children in Britain earlier this year, was at the school for Speech Day.

After the visit, headteacher Oliver Blond set the school a challenge – to help the 500 children on a waiting list receive a winter coat.

In just a week, thanks to the efforts of the charity prefects, pledges from pupils, parents, grandparents, staff, suppliers in the city and other supporters are still pouring in.

Mr Blond said: “It is essential that great schools like Roedean have a social vision at their heart.

“If each of the families from our school community were to sponsor a child’s coat, then we would have collectively made a difference to 500 children.”

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10:36am Wed 1 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Well done Roedean - now lets see you continue to help others in the community who are needy, there are lots in Sussex too.
Well done Roedean - now lets see you continue to help others in the community who are needy, there are lots in Sussex too. getThisCoalitionOut

6:41pm Wed 1 Jan 14

NickBrt says...

Jolly hockeysticks, now all poor children can walk proud in their M&S coat while Daddy buys the 'gels' a new one from D&G to replace it.
Jolly hockeysticks, now all poor children can walk proud in their M&S coat while Daddy buys the 'gels' a new one from D&G to replace it. NickBrt

9:00am Thu 2 Jan 14

Alison Smith says...

Great work Roedean School.
Great work Roedean School. Alison Smith

9:07am Thu 2 Jan 14

jillyb1 says...

Teaching the young ladies how to be Lady Bountiful at an early age !
Teaching the young ladies how to be Lady Bountiful at an early age ! jillyb1

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