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Pupils at Hampton Primary School, Herne Bay have been busy raising monies for the Whitstable Lifeboat and on Monday morning presented Diane Lamberton, Chairman of the Whitstable Branch of the RNLI and members of the crew with a cheque for £953.

Martin Glancy, year 5 teacher at the school said “Year 5 pupils at Hampton Primary School have been learning about the RNLI as part of their topic about the Kent Coast. They visited the RNLI boathouse in April and began fundraising back in school by giving each classroom a welly boot and challenging the pupils to fill it with coins as quickly as possible”.

“Thanks to a leadership board this got quite competitive, then in May, the Year 5 children held a fundraiser on the school field for all of the pupils in school to attend”.

“There were stalls selling drinks, cakes, toys, books, jewellery etc. Also there were lucky dips, stocks, face-painting, beat the goalie, nerf shooting, chocolate fountains and bowling amongst the many stalls”.

“The ‘fill your boots’ challenge raised about £250 and the fundraiser afternoon a further £700”.

Diane Lamberton, Chairman of the Whitstable Branch of the RNLI said “The pupils at Hampton School have supported us very well and we are always pleased to welcome them at the lifeboat station. We have been impressed by their dedication and how very polite they all are when they visit us and when we come along to the school to receive their donation and we thank them for their efforts on behalf of the RNLI and the Whitstable Lifeboat”.