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Two London Jewish students raise £34K for Ebola victims

Ania and Gabi
Ania and Gabi
Ania and Gabi
Ania and Gabi

Two City of London School pupils have spearheaded a record-breaking effort to raise funds to help ebola victims.

Gabi Mendelsohn and Ania Gordon helped raise £34,000 for Street Child’s special appeal during their year as co-heads of the school’s charity committee.

Activities included persuading a French teacher to allow them to shave his head if they raised £10,000, while a Teachers University Challenge, fun run and a charity movie night were also held.

Gabi said: “When we saw the news unfolding about the situation in Sierra Leone and children being orphaned by ebola we had to help. We feel proud of the amount of money raised.”

Headteacher Ena harrop said: “Ania and Gabi redoubled their efforts at the time when Street Child most needed support and used all their initiative and creativity.”

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