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Saltus pupils unite to help ‘Make Hunger History’

During the first term (Fall 2011) at Saltus Grammar School, students came together to help raise food and funds for people and charities in need.

The whole school united, from youngest to oldest, to bring food in for The Eliza Dolittle Society’s “Make Hunger History Week”.

This helped raise food for the combination of the Salvation Army, Hands of Love, Meals on Wheels and many other charities.

Young children have even taken up the fight against hunger and poverty in Bermuda.

A Year Six teacher has started a club consisting of young members of the Saltus community. Over the course of the first term the club has raised money for a number of charities from the SPCA to Teen Haven.

They will also continue to collect for charities next term.

In October students and staff banded together to raise a grand total $5,465. This was also the greatest fundraiser during October.

All of this money was donated to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Students numbering almost one hundred and twenty made it out for the breast cancer walk to achieve a grand total $3,780, and the team also was given an award of $1,000 by sponsors BF&M.

Finally, an additional $1,666 was raised by a denim day at Saltus. All money made was donated to the people suffering from breast cancer around the Island.

Saltus wasn’t done yet, though.

They made another donation of food to ‘Hands of Love’ during a Hallowe'en celebration in the Primary School.

Students also gathered for the Reading Clinic’s annual read-a-thon on November 18th and came to school with their favourite book and wearing pyjamas, raising $2,000 for charity.

They didn’t stop there; they managed to raise another $2,000 for the Bermuda Diabetes Association.

Saltus finished the year with their annual Carols for All performance which collected $700 for The Friends of Hope Academy.

The students then asked for donations and food at their Christmas play, which turned out to be very successful.

Finally, Saltus donated two Christmas trees on the last day of term to the Salvation Army for people that might not have one.

With the new year starting, lots of staff and students have started planning ways to raise much more money for local and international causes.

This includes the return of St Baldrick’s Day and the annual Rag Week before Easter.

Connecting with a caring community: Saltus Grammar School students present a cheque to Rhonda Smith-Simmons of The Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre. Representing the school are (from left) Leonard Williams, Ethan Fox, Michael Wollman, Kyra Adams, Lindsey Pacheco, Rebecca Harrison (second row), K?Li Thompson and Rachel Doughty.

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Published February 09, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 09, 2012 at 7:39 am)

Saltus pupils unite to help ‘Make Hunger History’

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