Johnstown Primary School donation

Johnstown Primary School made a donation of £60.00 to the Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity on the 15th January from the profits received from the sale of Poppy bookmarks on the run up to Remembrance Sunday last November.  In October last year the Chairman took two groups of children from the school on a guided tour of the cemetery to visit the seven Great War graves and afterwards for refreshments at Picton Barracks.

Emeritus Professor Tony Curtis D.Litt FRSL & his Wife Margaret (both Trustees of the Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity) talk to the pupils of Johnstown Primary School before the cheque presentation.

“It was the children’s way of thanking the charity for what we are doing in keeping the memory of those servicemen alive” said Richard Goodridge who received the cheque from Emeritus Professor Tony Curtis D.Litt, FRSL  & his wife Margaret prior to their quarterly trustees meeting. Richard also went on to say, “The Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity is very grateful to Johnstown Primary School and it’s pupils for thinking of us in making this donation and we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to show the pupils the last resting place of these brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice over one hundred years ago.”