Tipton pupils back good causes

16:30 09 February 2014

Children from Tipton St John and Feniton primary schools presented cheques to Shelter Box and the Melanesian Mission UK. Jim Cobley of Shelter Box and Katie Drew from the Melanesian Mission receive their cheques from head teachers Mr Tuckett and Mr Butler. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 4438-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Children from Tipton St John and Feniton primary schools presented cheques to Shelter Box and the Melanesian Mission UK. Jim Cobley of Shelter Box and Katie Drew from the Melanesian Mission receive their cheques from head teachers Mr Tuckett and Mr Butler. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 4438-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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A series of festive shows over the Christmas period helped pupils at Tipton St John Primary School raise £660 for good causes.

The cash is set to be split between international disaster charity ShelterBox, who are helping survivors of the Philippines typhoon, and the Melanesian Mission – a missionary group that supports churches in the western pacific.

The money was raised jointly by youngsters from Tipton and Feniton, who chose the charities themselves.

“Our school was flooded when I was much younger, and I found it terrifying,” said Lydia, a year six pupil at Tipton Primary. “So when I saw the pictures of the typhoon my heart really went out to them.”

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