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Hendon teenagers praised by politicians for quirky Wings of Hope charity
A quirky challenge dreamt up by two teenagers to raise money for charity has won praise from two of the country's top politicians.
Yoel Rosen and Raphael Spitzer, who go to Hasmonean Boys School, in Holders Hill Road, Hendon, are taking part in this year’s Wings of Hope Challenge.
The two Year 9 pupils visited all 283 tube stations in London to help raise money for underprivileged children who cannot read or write in Malawi.
The duo received letters from both Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Education Secretary Michael Gove congratulating them on their success.
Yoel, 14, decided to write to the cabinet members to raise awareness about their campaign, which they have called Right2Write.
In his response, Mr Osborne said: “Yoel has found a fun way of fundraising by visiting every single tube station in London.
“Wings of Hope is a fantastic charity. The Wings of Hope achievement awards are a great way to get UK school children involved.”
Yoel said: “I am extremely pleased to have received their approval. I believe strongly education is an entitlement as opposed to a privilege.”
The Wings of Hope scheme gives one fundraising team the opportunity to travel to India to meet the children they are trying to help and see the impact the money has had on their lives.
They have so fair raised £760 by selling wristbands and holding a non-school uniform day at their school.
Their next goal is to be selected as the semi finalists for the next stage of the award - where they will have to present their projects at the House of Lords.
To sponsor the team, visit www.justgiving.com/right2write
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