Richmond House School is delighted to announce they have raised £372.76 from their annual fundraising event for Open Arms Malawi.

This year, School Council organised a Smartie fundraiser for the charity. School Council representatives sold Smarties to pupils throughout the school, who then refilled the empty tubes with spare change.

Interestingly a smartie tube will hold £11 worth of 20 pence coins!

School Council presented Claire Collins from Open Arms Malawi with a cheque and she told pupils about the work that they do in Malawi and how the money will help them. The £372 raised will pay for food and education for 50 children at one of their Nursery Schools for a term!

The Open Arms charity was set up in 1995 to provide medical attention, shelter and food to orphaned and abandoned children in Malawi giving them the support and opportunities to grow up in a loving family environment.

Richmond House School had a close link with Open Arms over 10 years ago when they raised enough money to build one of their foster houses, which was named Richmond House after the school. Since then the school organises a fundraising event every year to raise money for the charity.