Pupils’ charity events

Carlton J+I have raised �200 to help send a mears care worker to South Africa to help in an orphanage.'Emma Wadsworth of Mears Care with front left - Kyra Smith, Rhea Prendergast, back left Jaden Pickin, Marcus Rhodes
Carlton J+I have raised �200 to help send a mears care worker to South Africa to help in an orphanage.'Emma Wadsworth of Mears Care with front left - Kyra Smith, Rhea Prendergast, back left Jaden Pickin, Marcus Rhodes

CARING pupils raised £200 to help send a Hemsworth teenager to help out at an orphanage in Africa.

Youngsters at Carlton J&I School, South Elmsall, held a variety of summer-themed activities to pay towards sending Kim Yates to Sithabile, in South Africa.

The children baked scrumptious goodies - such as butterfly cakes, cornflake cakes and shortcake biscuits - and sold them to staff and other pupils last term. They also donated half of the proceeds from their summer fair. The pupils have written letters to the children in the orphanage.

Miss Yates, 18, has almost raised the £2,000 needed for her October trip, which has been organised by her workplace, Mears Care, Cross Hill, Hemsworth.

Miss Yates, of Holgate Crescent, Hemsworth, will help modernise and refurbish the orphanage and will introduce a number of computers into the facility.

Carlton headteacher Kathy Litton said: “We really wanted to get involved with this as it is directly helping young children educationally and it is so important.”

She said she hoped the school would be able to form a link with the orphanage and that she was keen for her pupils to e-mail the African youngsters once their computers had been set up.

She said pupils could not believe that the African youngsters would have to share computers and that learning about the visit had opened up the children’s eyes.