Big-hearted pupils at Highfield Preparatory School have raised almost £700 to help Rotary support the victims of the recent devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Children at the school in West Road, Maidenhead, held a sale of cakes they had baked, raising a grand total of £681.96 for those who have lost everything in the disaster.
The money was presented to Maidenhead Rotary Club president Mary Spinks and will be used by Rotary partner charity Shelterbox, which specialises in providing disaster relief.
Shelterbox has people on the ground in the affected areas and is providing emergency shelter and other aid to families who have lost their homes, including tents and shelter kits with stoves, thermal blankets and clothing to keep people warm through the freezing winter nights.
Highfield deputy head Sarah Wallace said: “Highfield Prep school is all about community and it is really important for us and our children to understand how this sense of community empowers us to help others who may not be as fortunate as we are.
“Every single member of the school community either made cakes, bought cakes or even did both!
As a school, we will continue to support those charities, local or national, because we know that what we do will make a difference."
President Mary said: “This fantastic amount raised by the school will be used to send a Shelterbox packed with lifesaving equipment to help those in need. It is great that your young pupils were motivated to raise money by having a cake sale to help others. A big thank-you from Rotary.”