24th January 2018 — The children at St. Andrew’s have been busy raising money for their chosen House charities this term and were honoured to welcome Susan Edwards, Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Education and Engagement Manager, to receive a cheque for £450.00 from Hearts House on behalf of Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Surrey Wildlife Trust was voted to be the chosen charity by the children in Hearts House as it is the only organisation concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey. The Trust works with schools, communities and volunteers across Surrey to inform and involve people actively in nature. Surrey Wildlife Trust currently manages 82 sites, together covering almost 8,000ha, which is 5% of the land area of the county. Over 15,000 children and young people now benefit annually from a wide variety of outdoor learning courses and activities and each year the Trust’s enthusiastic volunteers contribute over 10,000 ‘people day’s to their work.
The St. Andrew’s children, ably helped by parents, raised funds to support this crucial work through a whole school mufti day, baking delicious cakes and biscuits and creating fun autumn activities such as apple bobbing for an Autumn Fair that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The children at St. Andrew’s were delighted to hear more about the charity in their assembly and to learn from Susan where the funds raised will be used. Having been presented with the cheque from the school, Susan Edwards commented: “This donation will help fund our vital work recovering Surrey’s precious nature and enable us to inspire people of all ages to love the natural world. We are so pleased that the children voted for us - they are real wildlife champions. Thank you all!”