Posted on: March 12, 2014
Ormiston Herman Academy pupils have donated their old school uniform from their predecessor primary to a very worthy cause.
During an assembly held in the school the children presented over 200 pairs of trousers, jumpers, t-shirts and other pieces of uniform to Neat Feet Happy Hands, a health project to treat children and adults in Kenya with the parasite Jiggers and support education of the local community with simple health advice.
Ali Thayne, a senior sister working for the NHS visited Kenya in 2010 and was informed about Jiggers and the terrible effect they had on children . With simple treatment the parasite can be eradicated . With Duncan and Benson she set up Neat Feet Happy Hands with this long term objective.
Mark Thompson, Vice Principal at Herman, said, “This is another fantastic example of the generosity of our pupils who have a track record of supporting charities. This time our old uniform is going to help give children in a far away land a much better life and of that we should be rightly proud.”
Any children who still have old uniform tucked away in drawers and cupboards can still bring their uniform into the academy up until Easter.
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