Highfield and Brookham Schools Raise £1,228.05 for Poppy Appeal
Highfield and Brookham Schools were once again proud to support the Poppy Appeal in 2019, raising an impressive £1,228.05 towards the Liphook Royal British Legion’s overall total of £12,289.71 from donations towards both paper and enamel poppies.
The money raised will help to make a real difference to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents in a variety of ways including through the provision of financial and employment support to help ease the burden of financial pressures and the transition into civilian life. The money will also go towards the provision of social and emotional support from expert recovery and rehabilitation, to much-needed breaks away, ensuring physical and mental wellbeing.
In November, children and staff joined those around the country to remember all who have fallen. The names of the 69 Highfieldians who died in wars during the 20th Century were read out and Year 4 poignantly laid beautifully glazed ceramic poppies that they had made on the ground in memory and honour of these men, and the sacrifice they made.
Sean Brady, Chairman of the Liphook Royal British Legion, said
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. Your support is really appreciated.
Phillip Evitt, Headmaster at Highfield School, said
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards our Poppy Appeal in 2019. I am very proud that the money raised by the Highfield and Brookham community will help to make a real difference to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents through the provision of financial, social and emotional support.
Come along to our next open morning to find out more about the fantastic co-curricular opportunities available, including the community outreach element of the ‘Keys’ programme which opens pupils’ eyes and minds to those less fortunate than themselves, and develops the skills of empathy and selfless consideration.