March 2 2015 Latest news:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The effects of December’s tidal surge still live on in Lowestoft as businesses and residents continue to count the cost of the devastating floods.
And now youngsters who were caught up in the tidal surge and its aftermath are using their creative talents to raise funds for the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal, which is supporting flood victims in the town.
On Wednesday St Margaret’s Primary School is holding a fund-raising art exhibition which features eye-catching paintings by year two pupils based on the theme of the weather.
People visiting the exhibition can buy the pupils’ paintings with money raised from sales going to our flood appeal. For inspiration the 60 creative pupils heard songs featuring the weather such as Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain and they also drew on the seasons, such as people enjoying the sunshine and trees in the autumn.
Sarah Lester, year two teacher, said: “The children are so excited to be involved in an art exhibition.
“I am really, really impressed by all their work. They have all been very creative and have enjoyed themselves a lot for a good cause.”
Wednesday’s exhibition is in the school’s hall between 2.30pm and 4.15pm. There will also be face painting and refreshments on sale.
The EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal has raised more than £200,000 to help flood victims. Waveney District Council is administering the appeal in the Lowestoft area.
To donate to the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal, send cheques made payable to EDP Flood Appeal to Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE.