Holy Redeemer School helping the Elephants

Holy Redeemer School helping the Elephants

Holy Redeemer School in Pershore have been amazing since an assembly learning all about captive Asian Elephants working in the tourist industry in Thailand.

The children were so moved to hear what was happen to the elephants they decided to adopt Mee Chok a young Elephant who now lives very happily at Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary.

The school council raise money each week by selling elephant shaped toast which pays for the care of Mee Chok. What a lucky little Elephant to have so many children looking out for him!!

You can read the full story on the Evesham Journal website.

AN elephant won’t be forgotten anytime soon by a group of schoolchildren in Pershore.

Mee Chok, a three-year old elephant from Thailand, has been adopted by pupils at Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School and they have come up with some unusual fundraising methods.

The youngsters sold elephant-shaped toast to help raise the £19 a month they need to send to care for their large new friend.

Although they may not be able to visit Mee Chok, the children have been learning about him from Sarah Blaine, a local mum whose family supports the BLES sanctuary where he is now living.

She said: “The children chose Mee Chok, the baby elephant. They are going to Skype the sanctuary.

”He was rescued from a trekking camp and had been taken from his mother at only a few months old. The whole of his life he had been chained up.

An older elephant has now adopted him and he has an older sister.”

The children had planned to sponsor Som Sri, an elderly elephant rescued by the Blaine family earlier this year. But tragically just months after being rescued she became ill and died.

“She kept getting a swelling and was fighting an infection. At least she found happiness in the end.”

Students at St Benedicts Catholic High School in Alcester have also raised £350 for the elephants by running in a Lentern mile for various charities.

Posted by Sarah Blaine