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Healthy Christmas and a sporty new year for local school kids

Christmas has come early for the children of Victory Road Primary School thanks to the fundraising efforts of the London Ambulance Service.

Big-hearted staff at Waterloo ambulance station, the Service’s Emergency Operations Centre and cleaning contractor Lojics Resource Services, have collected more than £400 over the last few weeks to buy the pupils sports equipment. The children have been given new home and away football strips, rounders team kits, footballs and tennis rackets. And when they get a moment to relax, they can also enjoy a Christmas party thanks to the donation.

Paramedic Brian Hayes who helped organise the collection said: “We were delighted to raise so much money for the school. It was great to see the children’s faces when we presented them with the new sports equipment. We hope it will encourage more pupils to take part in sporting activities and, who knows, maybe we’ll find one of the London 2012 Olympic stars of the future.”

Head teacher, Paul Thomas was so impressed with the donation that he has given the Service the honour of being one of the ‘Friends of Victory Road School.’ And like any decent friend, the Service aims to continue its good deeds, kicking off with a fundraising football match at Southwark Park. Waterloo station staff will play against their Emergency Operations Centre colleagues in the hope of raising even more cash to buy the school four new bikes.

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