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Japanese Club Fundraiser

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Students at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree recently staged a Japanese cultural event to raise funds for Aid For Japan.

Some students at the school have formed a Japanese Club that regularly stages activities for the younger pupils on aspects of Japanese culture. This includes language lessons, origami and presentations on anime.

Earlier this month, the students ran a sakura-themed cafe at the school. The event featured a handcrafted sakura tree, sakura-themed decorations and the students even wore pink and white clothing to fit in with the theme.

Entering into the spirit of things, the school’s caterers prepared pancakes, biscuits and cupcakes with cherry blossom icing for the cafe. But the students also sold authentic Japanese sweets, such as Pocky and Hello Panda.

The cafe event was such a success that the students sold out halfway through the lunch hour! As a result, the event raised £149 for Aid For Japan.


Aid For Japan would like to express our grateful thanks to Menaka and the students of Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls.