Children to go MAD for their communities

Children will be making a difference in their communities and helping charities at the same time.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 7:00 am
Preview: Make A Difference Day (MAD Day)
Preview: Make A Difference Day (MAD Day)

The Pinnacle Trust’s Sandy schools plus Potton Lower School and Moggerhanger Lower School, will take part in Make a Difference Day , to be known as MAD Day. On Tuesday children will spend the day doing tasks in their community such as cleaning windows, weeding shop fronts, and dog walking.

Pupils will be paid for their efforts – half of the money will go to Keech Cottage Hospice and the remainder to their schools.

Daniel Davie, a trust governor whose estate agents, Inskip & Davie, is a sponsor, said: “When I was a kid we had Bob a Job Week.

“Now we can’t just send kids on doors but it’s a similar thing. The children from Laburnum Lower are going to do a speed check.

“It’s being run by the Pinnacle Trust, which is a wonderful ring of schools that are holding one another’s hands and being able to help. We see it becoming an annual event.”

The other sponsors are Grove Insurance, Woodfine Solicitors and Alan Brown Builders in Sandy, Potton Windows and Ray Smith Garage in Moggerhanger.

MAD Day bags will be on sale at the schools’ fairs.