Children from Edge Grove and Fair Field Junior School met a number of charitable organisations at the school's first Charities Fair.

The pupils spent time talking to a whole range of local, national and international charities as diverse as Beat Bullying, Choices 4 All, Barnardo’s, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), Christian Aid, Save the Children and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The school has also decided to support Peace Hospice and Guide Dogs for the Blind next year but will be thinking hard about what other events they can get involved in to support the many charities that attended the fair.

Laura Kenny, who heads the charities committee at Edge Grove, said: "It was a great success.

"The children were so interested in what the charities’ representatives had to say and the speakers were brilliant with the children, really engaging them in their work.

"It wasn’t an easy event to put together but we would definitely like to do it again and hope to get even more schools and charities to attend next time."

At the same time as the Charities Fair, Guide Dogs for the Blind was running a Sticky Paws Café in the pre prep.

The children were blind folded and had to help one another to eat a cake. They also held a cake sale to raise money for the charity.

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