A year 11 pupil from a Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT) school has sent a touching message of support with a cache of 57 teddies to some of the neediest children in Africa and war-torn Syria.

Heena Iqbal from Nottingham Girls’ Academy joined the trust in supporting the 2015 Teddy Trust Appeal to send soft toys to deprived areas.

Her message for the children who will receive them read: “I hope you love the teddies as much as myself and my siblings did. I hope it brings a smile to your face, you need them more than I do.”

Another of the trust’s schools, The Skegness Junior Academy, collected 347 teddies.

Year 6 pupil Logan Hughes said the pupils collected them to “send to children who are sad, afraid or alone for them to cuddle up to and put a big smile on their face”.

In total, the trust donated more than 1,300 toys.

Pic: Heena Iqbal donates her 57 teddies to the Greenwood Academy Trust’s appeal

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