Ely pupils raise thousands for air ambulance

The 'Name that Gnome' stall

The 'Name that Gnome' stall - Credit: Archant

PUPILS, their families and staff raised more than £2,600 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance at King’s Ely Junior’s Charity Action Garden Party.

The 'Sponge a Teacher' stall

The 'Sponge a Teacher' stall - Credit: Archant

The day turned out to be a great success, with highlights including the ever-popular ‘sponge the teacher’, ‘name that gnome’ and wheelbarrow racing, to name a few.

Organiser Sarah Green, said: “The count so far is £2,670, but there is still more coming in.

“Added to the approximate £8,500 that we have already raised throughout the year, this gives us a total of over £11,000, which is a fantastic amount.”

Richard Whymark, head of King’s Ely Junior, added: “The event was a triumph for the students’ charity action committee. We even enjoyed the traditional garden party downpours – running inside to enjoy the stalls being run by the children, before rushing back outside to see the tug of war competition final.

“It was a wonderful way to show our support for this vital local organisation.”