The Knole Toy Sale this year was a great success! The dining hall was crowded with children and teachers buying books, toys and games. The cuddly toy table again proved to be extremely popular, with several girls buying a variety of soft toys to cuddle.
A huge thank you to all children and parents who donated items, this sale could not have taken place without your generosity. Mr Whiting, Mr Ford and Mrs Wyatt, deserve a special mention for all their hard work in helping Knole House staff setting up and tidying away, thank you.
The total amount raised, which will be announced next week, will be split between our three charities, Children of Fire, Ebola Orphans of Sierra Leone and the Sponsor a Child Project run by World Vision. The raffle for a gorgeous bear will take place in assembly on Monday 9th November.
If you’ve ever wondered how the money you raise at our charity events is spent, read on. The Granville donated some money from the Knole Toy Sale to our sponsored child Letisia and her community in Tanzania, and here is their thank you letter.
Dear Sponsors from the Granville School,
Receive greetings from my village named Msemembo, Tanzania. Me and my family are so happy to receive the amount of £459.84 which is equivalent to 9980001 Tanzanian shillings! We used the money to get the following needs for the household and the
community. 2 cows, a quarter size of land, 15 iron sheets, 2 tins of maize, 1 dress, 2 pairs of shoes, 10 exercise books, 2 school uniforms, cooking oil, 330 bricks, 16 pieces of timber, 10 kgs of nails and 10 pieces of binding wire! May God bless you all for the generous heart you have shown to me, my family and our community.
(I was assisted to write this letter by my cousin Severini and it was translated by the Kinuba project worker)