The students of Brondesbury College and Islamia Girls School, London, took part in sponsored walks to raise money for orphaned children supported by Small Kindness in the Balkans and for Syrian refugees.
More than 200 students from Brondesbury College in Brondesbury Park, and its sister school, Islamia Girls School on Salusbury Road, took to the streets for the walks to Regent’s Park.
The walks were the latest in a year-long programme of fundraising activities. A total of 95 students from Islamia School and 110 from Brondesbury College joined teachers for the afternoon trek to Regent’s Park which ended with a celebration as the students neared their destination.
Adi Sawalha, head of the school council at Brondesbury College said: “The best thing about doing the walk was that we did it as a school and it strengthened our brotherly bonds and our care for those living in poverty.”
A spokesman for Small Kindness thanked the students for their fundraising efforts and said: “Small Kindness is delighted by what the students have managed to raise so far and is so proud of their achievements. Their boundless energy and enthusiasm for charitable causes, whether it’s supporting the elderly or homeless here at home or an orphan child on the other side of the world, is nothing short of admirable.”
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