Hunger gets pupils’ boot

Welly Walk at Cramlington's Eastlea Primary School.'REF 0610144824
Welly Walk at Cramlington's Eastlea Primary School.'REF 0610144824

Pupils at a primary school have wore their wellies for a special harvest service in aid of charity.

On Monday, pupils and staff from Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington worked to raise £200 by being sponsored to wear their wellies to the festival service.

The money raised from the day will go towards ‘Give Hunger the Boot’, a fundraising appeal for the charity Farm Africa, which is working with smallholder farmers across eastern Africa in a bid to help end hunger for good.

Pupils and staff walked in their wellies to St Nicholas’ Church and back, clocking up an impressive ‘400 welly miles’ between them.

Rev Steve Wilkinson also led the service in his wellies, as he talked to the children about the importance of sharing and supporting others.

The support from the Eastlea pupils will generate funds that Farm Africa can then use to help train farmers how to grow and produce more food, increase their harvest yields and help bring an end to hunger.