Rockers and roller-skaters rake in pounds for Dursley charity

Gazette Series: Roller-skating waitress Rebecca Jones with George Eden dressed as Elvis Presley at Uley Primary School's fundraising retro cafe (5958434) Roller-skating waitress Rebecca Jones with George Eden dressed as Elvis Presley at Uley Primary School's fundraising retro cafe (5958434)

PUPILS at a Uley school opened a retro cafe to raise money for a local charity.

Children ran the pop-up diner at Uley Church of England Primary School as part of a diocesan challenge on Friday, March 25.

The Year 6 children invited parents and other pupils to sample sandwiches, cakes, milkshakes, tea and coffee at their 1950s American-style diner in a bid to help Allsorts, a Dursley charity for children with disabilities.

The class raised more than £100 for the charity.

Supported by their class teacher James Taylor and teaching assistant Rachel Williams, the youngsters were responding to the challenge set by the Gloucester diocese, which invited leavers at church primary schools to run a Heart for Service fundraising event for their local community.

Dressed in 1950s and 1960s fashion, the pupils presented menus, took orders and delivered teas, with 10-year-old Rebecca Jones even waitressing on roller skates.

Visitors to the cafe were also treated to a cabaret, comedy acts and a band, with George Eden performing as the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley.

Melanie Paraskevia from Allsorts said: "It was a really impressive effort for the youngsters to raise money to support other local children."

Class teacher James Taylor said the children had been brilliant, adding: "I am very proud of them."

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