Bolton School Junior Girls

Prakruti Raises Funds for Free School Meals

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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.

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