Young fund-raisers get dug in

PUBLISHED: 14:27 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

GREEN-fingered pupils at King s Acremont - the Nursery and Pre-Prep of the King s School in Ely planted bulbs in their school grounds to raise money for charity. The boys and girls, aged from two-and-a-half to seven, each paid £1 to plant a bulb and the m

GREEN-fingered pupils at King's Acremont - the Nursery and Pre-Prep of the King's School in Ely planted bulbs in their school grounds to raise money for charity.

The boys and girls, aged from two-and-a-half to seven, each paid £1 to plant a bulb and the money raised went to Teenage Cancer Trust which is the focus of the school's charity fund-raising this year. The TCT is aiming to raise 1.5million to fund a specialist unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital for the treatment of teenage cancer patients from all over the region.

"We have over an acre of garden and the bulbs will make a lovely splash of colour," said Felicity Blake, head of King's Acremont.

"They will be planted in clumps and each child will put a marker in the ground so they can watch them grow."

Some of the bulbs have been given by a parents and others were bought in bulk.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

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