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The Sanctuary pops in...

Today we welcomed Lois and Gemma from The Sanctuary, Chichester, to come to school to present them with thirty copies of Only One You for families who are new to England.

Lois spoke to us about the work Sanctuary do in Chichester and how the charity has grown hugely over recent years.

Last autumn, our Thinking Circles had decided that they wanted to do something to make the world a better place to be for refugees both overseas and in our local area. Our little fish were responding to an assembly they had taken part in about the families leaving Afghanistan and seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. During the year, the war in Ukraine started and our fundraising work became even more important.
Each class took on a fundraising challenge to raise funds for two local charities – The Sanctuary in Chichester who support families arriving in the local area and Children on the Edge who do work overseas. We raised over £1200 in total and split the funds equally between the two charities. Our little fish decided that they wanted to the funds raised for local charity, The Sanctuary, to be used to buy families arriving in the UK their own copy of Only One You, our very special book that inspired our school vision.

It was lovely to present these today to Lois and Gemma, knowing that they would be used in this way with families.
Well done Fishbourne Primary!