Bolton School Junior Girls

Prakruti Raises Funds for Free School Meals

  • 1.jpg
  • Prakruti.jpg

As part of her 8 year old birthday celebrations, Prakruti Padaki, a Y3 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division Junior School, has undertaken a 3 mile sponsored run in order to donate money towards free school meals for Indian children. 

The funds raised were donated to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, who provide free school meals for children across 12 states in India through their Food For Education campaign. They also have a Beat the Hunger UK programme, serving freshly cooked meals to holiday clubs, schools, homeless people and senior citizens in the UK. 

Prakruti has pledged to match the amount she raises with money from her own piggy bank – so far she has collected £305! 

Head Teacher at the Junior School, Mrs Carol Laverick, said: “What a wonderful thing to do, we are so proud of you Prakruti, well done.” 

Prakruti said: “This is a cause which is close to my heart and I believe every child in this world needs to get equal opportunities in life and ending hunger in school going children is the first step towards this. Whatever amount is raised in this fundraiser will be matched by an equivalent donation by me.”  

Prakruti’s fundraising page is here.

Share or bookmark with:

Other articles you may find interesting

  • Going the Extra Mile for Malawi

    This half term, the Junior Girls will take on the challenge of collectively travelling 12,000km and raising enough sponsorship to...

  • Pringle Bells Challenge Fills Festive Hampers

    Each year, enthusiastic pupils at Bolton School take part in the annual Urban Outreach Christmas Hamper Challenge to help others...

  • A Spot of Fundraising for Children in Need

    The Junior Girls wore their own clothes and lots of Pudsey accessories in exchange for bringing in donations for Children in...

  • Harvest Collection to Benefit Local Families

    The Girls’ Division of Bolton School has donated 60 crates of food to the town’s Urban Outreach campaign. Dave Bagley, its Chief...