SCHOOLBOYS have raised more than £700 for a sanctuary in Liberia that looks after orphaned baby chimps.

By Jemma Bufton Reporter |

Fergus and Doogal dressed as chimps for ‘Dress like an animal day’ at Hanley Swan primary school

Doogal Barnett, nine, and brother Fergus Barnett, seven, asked their school to run a ‘dress up as an animal day’ to raise money for the chimps after watching ‘Baby Chimp Rescue.’

Adrain Pratley, headmaster at Hanley Swan primary school, said: “It was so wonderful seeing the whole school dressed up as animals supporting Doogal and Fergus’ fund raising efforts. We are so proud of them organising such a fantastic day and the money that they have raised for such a worthwhile cause.”

Mum Gina Barnett said the boys had also collected from Upton Cub Scouts and their swimming club at Malvern Active.

She added: “They have raised in total an amazing £712.50. The dress up as an animal day was amazing. The playground was full of children dressed up as animals of all different kinds and the teachers had all dressed up too.”

Source: Helasowen News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.