On 7th October 2011, ELoH Trustee Victoria Bacon visited Pulham Market Primary School in Norfolk to talk to the children about our work and how we are helping hundreds of young people who have lost their limbs.
ELoH is passionate about inspiring children in the UK to raise money to support other children across the world who are less fortunate.
Pulham Market Primary School generously donated the proceeds from their Harvest Festival this year to ELoH. Children were asked to bring cereals, bread, pasta, jams, and fresh fruit and vegetables to school. These were sold to family and friends over tea and biscuits, after the school’s harvest service at Pulham St Mary Church.
Talking about her visit to the school, Victoria Bacon said:
“It was an honour to be invited to speak about ELoH to the children at Pulham Market Primary. As all our money goes towards helping children, we want children to be the ones who help them. When I gave my talk and showed an example of the kind of prosthetic leg that we are providing for limbless children in Tanzania, it was so exciting to see the look on everyone’s faces.
“Many children in the UK simply aren’t aware of those in other parts of the world who have very little, and for whom life can be a constant struggle.
“It was so moving to see the impact of my talk. Now, when I take my son to the school each morning, I am stopped by a different child telling me that they are collecting pennies in a jar, or asking questions about how the legs are made. One child asked me if I thought the Tanzanian children we are helping are as happy as he is.
“I want children here to understand that helping others is a wonderfully rewarding and valuable experience that everyone can be a part of.”
Enormous thanks to the children and staff of Pulham Market Primary School.
Read more about Victoria’s visit in the Diss Mercury, 13th October 2011.