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Demonstrating compassion and entrepreneurship in equal measure, J5 pupil Anna Calvert has been making and selling book covers since December. The money has been split between her own chosen charity Destiny Children and St Olave’s school charity York Teaching Hospital Charity. Anna has raised a fantastic total of £725 for the charities.

Anna had help from her two best friends working through their breaks and lunches to sell the product she made with her mum at the weekends. “Everyone said what a nice thing I have done for charity”.

Anna said “originally I wanted to do a bake sale. But everyone does that... I wanted to think outside the box”. Anna’s creative fundraising initiative has left a lasting impression and pupils across St Olave’s can be seen flaunting their boutique book covers.

Her sales included a custom made denim laptop case with an electric green lining for Head Master, Andy Falconer himself (charged at double the usual rate of course!).

Destiny Children helps the children at Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, to receive an education they could not otherwise afford. The charity helps develop the school in this poverty-stricken area. St Olave’s charity, York Teaching Hospital, raises money to help improve NHS healthcare facilities.

With only six book covers left to sell, Anna will be putting away her sewing machine for a while to concentrate on school work after a couple of busy months.

Well done Anna!

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