Pupils help raise funds for Nepal

Thea Revell, aged 10, pictured centre with her classmates at Corby Glen Community Primary School. EMN-150526-154233001
Thea Revell, aged 10, pictured centre with her classmates at Corby Glen Community Primary School. EMN-150526-154233001

Two siblings from Corby Glen have been hard at work raising vital funds to help those that have been affected by the Nepal earthquake.

Corey, 13, and Thea Revell, 10 have been putting all of their time and effort into supporting the earthquake appeal on behalf of their family run, Little Bytham charity, Tilden Project Nepal.

Corey Revell who held a tombola at Morrisons in Stamford on Friday last week in aid of Tilden Project Nepal EMN-150527-135245001

Corey Revell who held a tombola at Morrisons in Stamford on Friday last week in aid of Tilden Project Nepal EMN-150527-135245001

The local charity which supports the village of Aruchour in the foothills of the Himalayas, has been urgently trying to help those in the village whose houses have been demolished by the deadly quake.

When Corey and Thea heard the news of the initial earthquake they wanted to do something to help and have so far raised over £700 from a number of fundraising events.

Most recently Corey and Thea raised a total of £429 from a tombola they held on Friday last week at Morrisons in Stamford. Corey has been delighted with the generous response from the local community, he said: “We had a great response at the tombola, everyone was so generous.

“When I first heard the news about the earthquake I was very concerned for the people in the village. All the money we have raised so far will go directly to the village to help the people rebuild their homes.”

Alongside the tombola, both Corey and Thea have been hosting a number of fundraising activities at their schools. Thea, a pupil at Corby Glen Community Primary School organised a non-uniform day at her school on Friday last week, raising a grand total of £347.

At Casterton Business and Enterprise College, where Corey is a pupil, they also held a non-uniform day including two tombolas of which the money is still waiting to be counted.

Thea is hoping to carry on the fundraising and is already planning a bag pack at a local supermarket in the next few weeks.

The efforts of these two young fundraisers were boosted last weekend when a generous donor agreed to match any fundraising they, or anyone else achieved, so for every £1 they raise, their friends in Aruchour will receive two.

If anyone would like to help Corey and Thea with their efforts or wishes to donate, you can contact Tilden Project Nepal through their website.

Since the earthquake Tilden Project Nepal has managed to raise nearly £10,000 to help Aruchour. They have been able to send funds directly to the village to begin vital rebuilding and repairs.