Cash will pay for school in Nepal

South Lee School Headteacher Derek Whipp hands a cheque for �4,300 to James Wilson from WCDC Nepal

South Lee School Headteacher Derek Whipp hands a cheque for �4,300 to James Wilson from WCDC Nepal

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SOUTH LEE School in Bury St Edmunds has raised more than £4,000 to build a new school in Nepal.

Teachers and pupils have spent the last two and a half years raising £4,300 for the Development of Children and Women Centre (DCWC) Nepal. DCWC has built many schools and medical centres in Nepal, each one costing around £4,000 and taking around six months to build.

Headteacher Derek Whipps said: “DCWC try to find an area within a walkable distance to a number of villages so more children can get an education.

“We have raised the money through sponsorship of teachers for the Great North Run, school fairs and stalls run by the children themselves.

“We also held a Christmas fair where I volunteered to be sponged – my stall made the most money, the students were queuing up.”