Somalia Crisis – Solihull News & Solihull Times

“Pupils have a hoot!”

Solihull Times, Circa 1992

YOUNGSTERS at a Solihull school spread their wings to raise money for Somalia. The headteacher issued year eight pupils at Lode Heath School with a challenge to raise money for a disaster.

Opting to help victims in Somalia, the children set about drawing up a programme of fundraising events including a fashion show, a staff against pupils hockey match and a disco. An owl flying display was also organised with the heip of staff from the Midland Owl Rescue.

Gregory Tuby, aged 13, and nine-month old barn owl Hamlet are
pictured with Demelza Millington, also 13 with 12 month old tawny owl Rusty. The team of fundraisers eventually collected £159.99 from their efforts.

Transcript – Solihull Times

Somalia Crisis

Solihull News, Circa 1992

Wise way to raise cash – YOUNGSTERS witnessed the wonders of the majestic owl first hand as part of a special fund-raising venture at Lode Heath school. Children were charged 20p to take a peek at the animals drafted in for the day from the Midland Owl Rescue Centre.

The idea was one of many dreamed up by pupils eager to raise cash for starving Somalians. The school raised a total of £150. Keeping a tight leash one of the wiser animals of the animal world is pupil Greg Tuby

Transcript – Solihull News