Founders and owners of Farley Nursery School, Gary and Sue Palmer, were invited to Kensington Palace. There, they were thanked for their support for Street Child the charity dedicated to funding education for vulnerable children in Africa and Asia.
The school helps finance three schools in Sierra Leone, the poorest nation in the world when the charity’s work began in 2008. The Ebola crisis in 2014 made matters worse when many thousands of children of children were orphaned. The charity estimate 121 million school-aged children are currently out of education world-wide.
Sue Palmer, Farley Nursery School principal, said: “Street Child helps children to go to school in the world’s toughest places so they have a chance of a brighter future. We are proud to be involved with this inspirational initiative in one of the most deprived areas in the world.’
Founder Patron, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Global Ambassador, HRH Princess Eugenie of York, attended the 10th birthday celebrations which included a private viewing of Princess Diana’s costumes, a formal dinner and live fundraising auction.
Farley Nursery School has three ‘outstanding’ OFSTED schools in Farley, Steeple Langford and Sparsholt.
Picture shows from left to right: Sue and Gary Palmer (centre) with family and friends.
Michelle Kirkman (left), James Kirkman, Victoria Kuhle, Susan Palmer, Gary Palmer, Heather Addison, Graham Addison, Tony Lyons, Pam Lawrence.