In pictures: Summer fun day at Essa Academy to help women in Palestine
11:31am Tuesday 17th June 2014 in News
Buy this photo Essa Academy students, from left, Khadrja Kaduji, Rassah Fatakia, Sana Ingar, Humaira Ingar, Faizah Ingar, Nasira Mastei and Khadeeja Hafezi with their selection of home-made curries and savoury dishes
THERE was summer fun to be had by the bucket load at a charity carnival at Essa Academy.
Pupils at the school in Lever Edge Lane ran stalls alongside traders with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for international charity Interpal, which helps women and girls in Gaza, Palestine.
A fun day at Essa two months ago raised £7,000 for the cause and on Saturday students were convinced they would be able to beat that benchmark.
Mohammed Ali, aged 13, 14-year-old Aadil Pariejuala and Uwais Musa, aged 15, were in charge of hosting the tuck shop.
Aadil said: “To help charity is great because it means we come together as a community. Giving back to the community is very important to us.”
Uwais added: “Something like this is good for getting young people off the streets and it is great to see everyone having fun. We are hoping to raise as much as possible.”
Khadija Kaduji, aged 18, of Derby Street, Bolton is a volunteer with Interpal and was serving up karahi and biryani dishes.
She said: “We are hoping to raise a lot more this time.”