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The Slough Observer was reaching out to its readers back in 1984 because the ‘Dystopian’ view of the town had reared its head again-on the occasion of the death of former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.
Publishing a parody of the infamous poem ’Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough’ entitled ‘Twice as ghastly now’ the Observer invited letters to the editor for locals to explain how the felt about their much maligned home town.
All our young pupils and their parents were fantastic in their support of the event, and had a great time raising the money!
" Head Girl Radhika Shourie read about what Alexander Devine is working to achieve in the Slough Observer, and was inspired to encourage the school's charity committee to raise funds to help build Alexander Devine Children's Hospice.
Elizabeth said: "Jack and I had a great time joining the girls on their runs, and it was a great way to promote fundraising and an active healthy lifestyle at the same time.
We're delighted to be raising money for such a worthy cause, and glad that we can play our part in making this children's hospice for Berkshire a reality." Nursery students from Upton House School in Windsor raised over £1,000 for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service when they completed a sponsored cycle and scoot around their school playground.
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Our photograph material comes mainly from the Local Studies Collection of Slough Library, though we warmly accept material from other sources.The school was amazed to learn that there was no dedicated children's hospice service in Berkshire, and they fully support the charity's aim to build Alexander Devine Children's Hospice.