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Birmingham school pupils arrange fundraiser for local homeless

Charity begins at school for two young pupils at a Birmingham primary school after they organise a charity fundraiser for the local homeless.

Two girls at Oasis Academy Hobmoor displayed awareness and compassion beyond their years this week, by organising a well-supported cake sale for fellow pupils, teachers and parents. 

After raising an impressive sum over £200, they indicated their wish to use the money to purchase goods from the supermarket, produce their own pack lunches and provide them to those members of the local community sleeping rough. 

They, along with their classmates aged just 10 and 11, then visited inner city Birmingham to distribute the care packages, each containing a full packed lunch a written note of support.

Class teacher and Assistant Principal at Oasis Academy Hobmoor Joe Darnley says, “We were touched by the selfless actions of the children in the class this week.  They had been discussing the hardship of a life on the street, and wanted to take tangible action to support those members of their local community who are homeless.”

“The pupils organised the fundraiser by themselves, and were readily supported by the rest of the Academy family.  They then prepared the meals and notes for local people and hand delivered them – we are delighted by their empathetic and considerate actions, and the example they set for their classmates.”

Principal of Oasis Academy Hobmoor, Darren King commented, ‘At all Oasis academies we learn and live by the 9 Oasis Habits, one of which is ‘Compassionate.’  Year 6 clearly showed their compassion and awareness of others this week by thinking about those in our community who have the least.  Oasis Academy Hobmoor is very proud of them.”