Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Pupils 'frenzy' will help Nepal

One of our pupils is planning a 12-hour fitness session to raise cash for the victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

Harvey Oughton, 10, was so upset when he saw images of the first earthquake that he decided to help and asked mum Clare if he could organise an event.

“He does kickboxing and wanted to do a 24-hour tournament, but I thought that was a bit too much really,” said Miss Oughton, of West Lynn.

So she asked for some help in finding a venue for Harvey and his eight friends to hold a 12-hour event instead.

“He really wants to help and emailed the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) himself. They sent him the T-shirts and everything,” said Miss Oughton.

Harvey and a group of friends from our school in King’s Lynn will be working out for 12 hours from 8am to 8pm on Sunday, May 24 at Plaxtole House.

“The Motiv8 team have been really helpful in offering equipment and a venue for them. Harvey has raised £176 in just two days and we are hoping it will go really well.

“He has designed sponsor forms for people who are not on the internet and set-up a Just Giving page for those who are,” said his mum, a student at the College of West Anglia.

“I will be overseeing the event and the children will be spending an hour at a time on the equipment, which includes a Jacob’s Ladder and a running machine,” she added.

By yesterday afternoon Harvey’s Just Giving page had raised £146 and he is hoping to top his £200 target.

“After seeing the disaster of the earthquakes in Nepal I decided I wanted to do something and help the people affected,” said Harvey, who is describing the fundraiser as a ‘fitness frenzy’.

Rescue work was continuing yesterday after the second earthquake struck earlier this week as relief agencies were dealing with the victims of the first earthquake which hit on April 25.

At least 65 people were killed in the second earthquake which was a 7.3 magnitude.

Aid agencies appealed for funding to help those affected.

Harvey and his friends will be raising money for the DEC with their event.

Donations towards the Fitness Frenzy can be made via the Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/Harvey-Oughton

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