Fundraising for Jammies 4 June at Te Hapara School

PJ Day at Te Hapara: Holding up a range of pyjamas to be donated are back row (from left): Perez Baty, Lykhin Poihipi, Nasya Battin, Amelia Griffiths and Keanu Makiri. Front: Aysha Key, Phoenix Battin, Rhian Collins and Akira Makiri. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

Te Hapara School held a PJ day on the last day of term yesterday to fundraise for its own Jammies 4 June cause. This event was set up and run by the school’s Aspiring Young Leaders Group.

Students and staff were encouraged to wear their PJs and were also asked to bring either a gold coin donation or donations of PJs, winter socks or hats.

Teacher Dylan Babbington said it was the first time the school had run this fundraiser.

“We were initially unsure of how successful it would be. However, we were absolutely blown away by the generosity of our community.

We had many donations and, on top of that, we also raised $320, which will be used to buy more PJs for this fantastic cause.”

The leadership group will also use money raised from other fundraisers to buy even more PJs, which will be handed on to local charities who work with children who may not have warm pyjamas over the winter months.

Te Hapara School held a PJ day on the last day of term yesterday to fundraise for its own Jammies 4 June cause. This event was set up and run by the school’s Aspiring Young Leaders Group.

Students and staff were encouraged to wear their PJs and were also asked to bring either a gold coin donation or donations of PJs, winter socks or hats.

Teacher Dylan Babbington said it was the first time the school had run this fundraiser.

“We were initially unsure of how successful it would be. However, we were absolutely blown away by the generosity of our community.

We had many donations and, on top of that, we also raised $320, which will be used to buy more PJs for this fantastic cause.”

The leadership group will also use money raised from other fundraisers to buy even more PJs, which will be handed on to local charities who work with children who may not have warm pyjamas over the winter months.

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