Pupils help raise £3,800 for doctors’ charity

Caring youngsters help international charity
Caring youngsters help international charity

Kind-hearted schoolchildren and parishioners from Burnley raised £3,800 for a charity which helps refugees.

Pupils from Christ the King Primary School joined forces with congregations from Christ the King and St Teresa’s RC Churches to collect the cash for Médecins Sans Frontières over the Christmas period.

The cheque was presented to Dr Reg Kingston on behalf of the organisation, which translates as Doctors Without Borders and offers emergency medical care in more than 60 countries around the world, including the conflict zones of Syria and Yemen.

The charity helps those affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

Handing over the money were parish priest Fr Brian Kealey, parishioners Kathleen Entwistle and Maureen Smith, Lisa Stansfield, from Christ the King School, and pupils Ruby Stansfield, Isabel Stanfield and Abigail Clegg.