A cheque for £650 was presented to Ellen Grant the Community Fund Raising Manager of ‘Send a Cow’ at Colwall Primary School’s Harvest Festival Service held in St James Church. The money was raised when the school and Colwall Rotary Club combined to show the film ‘Paddington 2’ in a quarry in West Malvern. Over 150 pupils and parents turned up for the screening.
The children had chosen ’Send a Cow’ themselves as the charity they wanted the proceeds of evening to go to. The children’s aim for the evening was to raise the £650 necessary to send a dairy cow to a poor family in Africa.
Ellen Grant speaking after the presentation said, “The children have done so well raising this sum of money. The money will go to a giving a cow to a farmer in a village in Burundi one of the world's poorest nations, is struggling to emerge from a 12-year, ethnic-based civil war. The family will be trained how to make the best use of the cow, the cow provides them milk and manure, and eventually gives birth to a calf which is given to another family and so on. By raising the productivity of the families it has the added bonus of allowing the children to go back to school”
Send a Cow was not the only charity the Harvest Service supported. All the food the children brought into school for the service was being passed on to the Foodbank in Ledbury.
Peter Key from Colwall Rotary Club said “Our collaboration with the school is proving very fruitful. Our next joint venture is “The Young Musician of the Year evening on the evening of Thursday 18th October”