Clockwise from left

Clockwise from left

Toonies for typhoon relief

Jessie Lee Elementary students raise funds for Philippines

Six Jessie Lee Elementary students have teamed up to raise funds for relief efforts in the Phillipines.

Grade Six students Paris Darby, Emma Ockey, Alisha Jeys-Morrison, Alexandra Sanchez, Mya Atherly and Melissa Hooker raised $860 for the Canadian Red Cross with their Toonies for Typhoon event last month, benefiting victims of the deadly typhoon in the Philippines.

The event featured a bake sale, facepainting, a photo booth and other activities.

In a news release, Alexandra said they wanted to do something for children affected by the storm.

“We had everything we needed and some kids didn’t even have water and we decided that we should do something for them because we are really blessed here,” she said.

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary students also raised funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, bringing in more than $1,700 for the Canadian Red Cross.

Until Dec. 23, donations will be doubled by the Canadian government.