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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

British School Sales Bring Windfall to Moscow's Blind

Old toys and new cakes have transformed into a small windfall for the Moscow State Blind School, courtesy of the students at Moscow's British International School.


Angela Barrowcliffe, spokesperson for the charity ARC, Action for Russia's Children, said students at the British International School have donated 6,000,000 rubles ($1,200) to be given to the school for the blind.


Barrowcliffe said the funds were raised when the British International School pupils sold their old toys to each other, with the proceeds going to ARC. Parents also made over 200 cakes and sold them at a springtime daffodil tea party.


Barrowcliffe said the money would be spent on musical instruments for the Moscow State Blind School, a school for blind children between the ages of 5 and 18 that teaches skills such as knitting and instrument tuning.


"We plan to get them a piano and other instruments so the children can be trained as tuners," said Barrowcliffe. She added that ARC's donations usually come from large corporations but increasingly they are getting help from smaller institutions.