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Casper Walks Miles for Smiles

Year 1 pupil at St Francis, Casper, has only been at the school for a matter of months but already wowed them with his charitable approach and keenness to help others out. Five year old Casper showed that he thinks globally as well as locally with his eagerness to help, when he raised funds for Operation Smile. Operation Smile was founded in 1982, and since then it has helped children in over 30 countries who has been born with a cleft palate. 

It costs just £150 to give a child in a developing country a life-altering (and in some cases, saving) operation to remedy their cleft palate. Casper aimed to raise this by walking, with his mum, 10km across the Wiltshire Three Peaks, but in the end absolutely smashed his target and raised over 5 times that amount! 


Mandy Pilgrim, Head of Pre-Prep at St Francis and Casper’s form tutor enthused “Casper is an absolute superstar; whilst he hasn’t been with us for very long he is absolutely fitted in to life at St Francis. Casper embodies all the good qualities we hope to inspire in our pupils – creativity, leadership, independence, collaboration and kindness. We could all be a little more Casper and spread even more goodness in the world. Well done Casper!” 


Proud mum Danielle added “His brother, Archie, did something similar at the same age so Casper is a little bit excited that it is finally his turn!”.