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27th April 2012 at 01:00

Seeds of Hope

Action Duchenne, a charity that raises awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is running its Seeds of Hope appeal for a third year. Encourage children to learn about the environment while raising awareness and funds for charity.

What is it?

For a donation of #163;1, each child receives activity and fundraising ideas, as well as a pack of sunflower seeds with instructions on how to plant and look after them.

Teachers involved in the project will receive a support pack containing ideas and activity sheets for learning in the classroom. The project is aimed at pupils aged 3-11 and can be linked with many curriculum subjects, including literacy, numeracy, science and design. Tasks include measuring flowers, counting seeds, monitoring weather and drawing pictures.

What else?

Pupils are encouraged to gain sponsorship for their sunflowers; every child who raises more than #163;10 and sends it to the charity by 30 June will receive a Seeds of Hope pencil case. All proceeds from the campaign go towards medical research. Action Duchenne is also giving a series of school talks about its work. Find out more at

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