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Waterloo ambulance staff raise funds for Elephant school

Waterloo-based London Ambulance Service staff have raised more than GBP 400 to purchase new sports equipment for Victory Primary School off New Kent Road.

Victory Primary
Victory Primary School pupils being presented with their new sports equipment.

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."

Headteacher Paul Thomas was so impressed with the donation that he has given the service the honour of being one of the ‘Friends of Victory Primary School'. And like any decent friend, the Service aims to continue its good deeds, kicking off with a fundraising football match at Southwark Park on Thursday with Waterloo station staff playing 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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