BRIGHTWELLS schools have raised more than £3,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Headteachers said the brilliant response from our communities of parents, carers, staff and pupils has been an inspiration in the aftermath of the terrible fire.
The schools all took part in the “Green for Grenfell” Day, with pupils showing their solidarity with the families involved.
Sulivan Headteacher Wendy Aldridge said: “The news of the terrible tragedy that took place in West London has shocked and saddened.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the members of the local community that have been affected.
“Everyone wanted to show their support and to do something to help. We were overwhelmed and so grateful for the generous donations we received in the playground and from the children.”
Fulham Primary passed on their donation to the fund being organised by St Andrew’s Fulham Fields Church.
The Revd Lesley Bilinda said: “I was absolutely blown away! What an amazing sum of money the pupils, parents and staff have raised. I’m sure that represents sacrificial giving from many, many people, and speaks volumes of the sense of compassion and solidarity that your school community feels.
“When faced with a tragedy on such a devastating scale, we want to help ease the suffering, and yet feel so helpless. But this money will be channelled to those surviving families who have lost absolutely everything and who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives again. It will make a difference!
Your school community has done something very special by raising all this money, and on behalf of those who will benefit from it, may I say a HUGE thank you to you all. You are amazing!”
At Queen’s Manor, teaching assistant Debbie Canfield volunteered for a battery of wet sponges, which raised £100 to add to the wonderful sum raised by the school community. “We have been overwhelmed by the response,” said Headteacher Sonja Harrison.