In November 2011, children’s author Ian Whybrow visited St Michael’s Church of England primary school in St Albans, Hertfordshire, to raise money and awareness about Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (ELoH).

Sapphire and Pollyanna Hope, daughters of ELoH trustees Christopher and Sarah Hope, attend St Michael’s.  Pollyanna is one of the inspirations for ELoH, having suffered a below the knee amputation when she was just two.

Ian Whybrow read a range of extracts from his award-winning books, and explained to the children about prosthetic limbs and how they work.

He described the event as an “exhilarating” experience, adding in reference to the Hope family: “One feels lit up by their crackling energy and their determination to relieve the misery of others less capable of coping. I have been particularly taken by the idea of getting schoolchildren to think about ways in which they can do something make a difference.”

£747.96 was raised for ELoH – which was generously doubled by Barclays Bank.

Enormous thanks to everyone who was involved.

Read more here in The Daily Telegraph, in an article written by Christopher Hope.

You can also read about the event here on the St Michael’s school website.

Below are some photos that were taken on the day (with thanks to Heathcliff O’Malley/ The Daily Telegraph):









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