Last year, the students at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree staged a Japanese cultural event to raise funds for Aid For Japan (see our previous report).
This fundraising initiative was coordinated via the school’s Japanese Club, which regularly stages activities for the younger pupils on aspects of Japanese culture.
Last December, the students organised another event to help raise funds for the charity in the form of a Christmas Sale.
According to Menaka, one of the students involved in the event, the Christmas Sale was a huge success. “We spent a long time making origami cards to sell and they ended up looking really nice, and we had an order system for people to buy personalised cards if they wanted. We also sold Hello Panda, iced tea, origami Christmas decorations, handmade bracelets and items which our teacher bought from Japan, such as sakura notebooks and Hello Kitty tissues!”
As a result, the Japanese Club raised an impressive £211.86 in total.
Aid For Japan welcomes other fundraising ideas from volunteers – see our Fundraising page for details.
We also accept donations any time through our dedicated Donations page: http://www.aidforjapan.co.uk/donations/
Aid For Japan would like to express our grateful thanks to Menaka and the students of Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls.