Holycroft parents praised for charity work

Rohingya Crisis fundraising event

A group of parents from Holycroft Primary School, Keighley, got together and raised over £600 in less than 20 minutes for the Rohingya Muslim Crisis Appeal.

The parents held a sale of home-cooked food, an idea they decided on when they were discussing the crisis in Burma and Bangladesh and what they could do to help.

Amongst the group were parents who are active members of the Holycroft Parents Friends Association (HPFA) who are constantly holding events to raise money for the school and other local charities.

Rana Begum, spokesperson for the group, said: “We are very proud because this is the first charity fundraising event we’ve done on our own.  We are very grateful that the school allowed us to hold the event on the premises and it was amazing to see how the community came together and supported our efforts.”

Around 20 parents contributed food and helped to sell it.  Treats on sale include samosas, rice, pakoras, kebabs, chana chaat (chickpea salad), cakes, buns, sweets and doughnuts.  Most of it was sold within 20 minutes of the sale starting.

The parents received a special certificate from the Ummah Welfare Trust in recognition of raising a total of £632.30.

Mrs Begum said: “We’d like to thank everybody who donated money and food and also helped out.”

The parents are now planning further charity events in 2018. The parents attend the Level 1 Functional Skills English with Ros Dawson, Tutor at Skills for Work.