Thank you to all who supported the AHSPA Easter Raffle by purchasing tickets or donating prizes. There were some amazing hampers and vouchers to be won including a Smiggle hamper, family photography voucher, soft toys and of course lots of chocolate!
£1100 is being donated to local charity Billy’s Wish. Katharine Harper, the charity’s Education Officer, said:
“Now it is more important than ever for Billy’s Wish to reach schools. Local and national headlines show a widespread concern that as lockdown restrictions ease, crimes related to gangs, drugs and knives will increase due to frustrations over unresolved issues.
The money raised by AHS will go a long way help fund our school visits in the next few months. We know from feedback given by teachers and young people alike, that sharing Billy’s story directly to pupils, in both primary and secondary schools has a huge impact.
This amazingly generous donation will also help us to develop new ways we can support children in keeping away from knives and finding positive alternatives.”
Find out more about Billy’s Wish here.