Pupils send animals to poor African farmers

POOR farmers in Africa will be sent a gift of chickens, donkeys and other livestock thanks to big-hearted Eye Primary School pupils.

POOR farmers in Africa will be sent a gift of chickens, donkeys and other livestock thanks to big-hearted Eye Primary School pupils.They will also be presented with two stoves, four fruit saplings, a medicine tree, two rabbits, two goats and a cockerel after children at Eye Primary School went all out to support their favourite charities.

The Send a Cow campaign was just one of six good causes to benefit from the kindness of youngsters at the school, in Eyebury Road, Eye, near Peterborough.

During six weeks they dreamed up a string of moneyspinners and then put their fund-raising plan into action.

And thanks to their dedication, a host of organisations, such as Sue Ryder, Mencap, St Theresa's Day Centre, Wood Green Animal Shelter, Deafblind UK, plus the Send a Cow charity, will share 1,017.

Upper key stage 2 manager Elaine Newnes, said she was amazed how willing the children were to help out those less fortunate

Zoe Briggs (11) said: "My group sold ice-creams for 50p in the playground and we raised 74 in one breaktime for Deafblind UK.

Ben White (11) and his group washed 21 cars and one bike during one day to raise 127.