Pupils hope bobble job’ll be a good ‘un!

ALL TOGETHER ...  headteacher Martin Humble and pupils get behind the Bobble campaign.
ALL TOGETHER ... headteacher Martin Humble and pupils get behind the Bobble campaign.

Primary school pupils hope a fund-raising drive will “bobble away” nicely to raise cash for charity.

St Matthew’s Primary in Jarrow has got on board with Age UK South Tyneside’s bobble campaign.

The charity, which supports older people, has embarked on a fundraising challenge to sell 2,500 bobbles in the run-up to Friday.

Money raised will go towards helping to continue services providing support to the borough’s older residents this winter.

As well as promoting the sale of the £1 bobbles, pupils will hold a coffee morning for grandparents on Friday – National Bobble Day.

The bobble drive forms part of the charity’s Spread the Warmth Campaign, which provides services to older residents including befriending visits and advice on how to fight fuel poverty.

Chief Executive of Age UK South Tyneside John Briers said: “February is set to be one of the coldest months this year, with many older people who will require our services to ensure they remain warm and well.”

Martin Humble, headteacher at St Matthew’s Primary School, said: “As a school we aim to support every member of the local community.

“Bobble Day has provided us with a platform to teach children that we need to protect, respect and include vulnerable people from all walks of life, no matter what their circumstances are.”

Bobbles are on sale from the Shields Gazette reception in Chapter Row, Asda and Tavistock Retro Italia in Stanhope Road.

For more information, contact 456 6903 or visit www.ageuksouthtyneside.org.uk

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