Well done to Laura Evans, who recently completed the Edinburgh marathon and, in doing so, raised a magnificant £1,500 for the Hilary Emery Nursery School (HENS) - the school named in memory of Laura's late mother.
As always with the AOT, all of the money raised by Laura's amazing effort will go directly to our work on the ground, supporting the education and welfare of the 105 young children at HENS.
To find out more about the school and the work that Laura and others like her are supporting, visit our Hilary Emery Nursery School page.
Or to add your own support to our work at HENS and other schools like it, please visit our support and donations page.
We are delighted to report that the nursery school in Talinding opened on time in September, and is already proving a huge hit with children and teachers alike.
Under its new name of the Hilary Emery Nursery School, all three classrooms are open, albeit with more equipment and furniture to follow. The playground outside is an absolutely massive improvement on what was available to the children before, giving them somewhere safe to play and condusive to learn.
A huge thanks to everyone who helped with work on this project - more details on the supporters and the background of this project can he found on the main HENS page here.
Pictured is of course our own Kira Dalton with some of the children as the new school opened.
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