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Giraffe spotted at Compton Acres

Author: Steven Shaw Published: 15th April 2009 16:19

Life Education Wessex is celebrating a blooming new partnership as it becomes Compton Acres official charity of the year.

As well as receiving coins dropped into the depths of a 100 year old Venetian wishing well at the Dorset garden attraction, the charity will be given exclusive use of the prestigious Italian Villa for a number of high profile fundraising events.

Using high tech mobile classrooms, fun-filled programmes and specially trained educators, Life Education Wessex works with over 200 schools and 42,000 children across Dorset every year. They are the only organisation that supports schools in meeting national curriculum and government guidelines for health and drug education.

At an official presentation ceremony at the Grade II listed attraction, the charity's official mascot, Harold the Giraffe, helped Lorraine Hewitt, Corporate Development Fundraiser for Life Education Wessex, accept a commemorative plaque.

Lorraine Hewitt said:

"Children today are facing ever-increasing pressures and temptations to damage their health and futures, our programs aim to equip children with the knowledge, skills and self confidence to make informed healthy decisions for themselves. We are delighted that Compton Acres has chosen Life Education Wessex as its charity of the year. This support will make a real difference to the Children of Dorset, helping us to ensure that they remain happy and healthy."


For more information about Compton Acres visit http://www.comptonacres.co.uk/ or call 01202 700778.

Life Education - AboutMyArea - PooleHarold the giraffe, Life Education's mascot, assists in the handover, with the help of Lorraine Hewitt from the charity and Laura Hart from Compton Acres.

Article - Liz Lean PR

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