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School honours two ‘wonderful women’ with cancer charities fund-raiser

New End remembers Bonnie Capes and Lou Howard

26 April, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

New End Primary School pupils Alina, Year 3, Billy, Year 6, Armina, Year 2, Ivan, Year 6, Dominic, Year 6, teaching assistants Louise Irvine and Polly Kanaris and Arlene Coventry, Year 3 teacher

CHILDREN at a Hampstead primary school helped raise money for cancer charities yesterday with an art fair and cake sale.

The events at New End Primary School were held in memory of Bonnie Capes, a parent who helped with fund-raisers, and teaching assistant Lou Howard, who both died last year. The money raised will be donated to Macmillan and Marie Curie charities.

Arlene Coventry, Year 3 teacher, said: “We are very grateful for the support. We raised £800 this morning so are expecting around £1,000 by the time we’ve counted it all this afternoon.” She helped organise the fundraiser with Louise Irvine and Polly Kanaris.

Bonnie Capes and Lou Howard

Ms Coventry said: “We lost two wonderful women, Bonnie and Lou, who were very dear to us at New End. We wanted to honour them but at the same time raise money for charities which were very important to them both. They would be really proud of the children for doing this. The daffodil art event was a simple and joyful way of connecting all the children from Nursery to Year 6.”

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