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The British School of Barcelona Promotes Blood Donation Amoung Their Education Community

The British School of Barcelona hosted this week a blood donation session in front of the school, for parents and staff of the educational community to collaborate with Banc de Sang.

The initiative was led by the BSB Primary Fundraising Society as a social activity to educate children about the importance and necessity of giving blood to all hospitals in Catalonia so that they can continue performing surgery, transplants and other medical treatments.

The Banc de Sang mobile unit was installed on the 17th to coincide with the young pupils’ Christmas concerts, and members of this Primary society cooked heart-shaped biscuits and designed Christmas postcards to thank donors.

About the Primary Fundraising Society

The Primary Fundraising Society was founded in 2012 as part of the BSB Enrichment Programme, comprising assemblies, tutorials and societies which promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as personal skills. It is run by Miss Nasi and Mrs Tiplady, and the Committee has members from Year 5 and Year 6 who organize events every year to raise funds for charity, and support projects of non-profit organizations and relief associations.

On an annual basis they perform at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital for Christmas, and they hold a charity summer fair, which has a wide range of stalls, workshops and fun activities. They also promote projects to raise awareness about helping others in a variety of non-economic ways, such as visiting care homes for the elderly, or through blood donation sessions, among other social actions.