Young children captivated by 1,100 year old story

Children at three local primary schools came up with inventive ways to raise funds to help bring the Herefordshire Hoard home to the county in which it was found.

Pupils at Ledbury, Riverside and Luston primary schools took part in activities including welly-wanging, cake making and raffle ticket selling to help raise cash to donate to the Herefordshire Hoard campaign.

Sarah Chedgzoy, a member of the hoard project team, was delighted with the money the children raised as well as their enthusiasm for the historic treasure:

“We had replicas of the hoard made for the roadshow. This gives those who come along to the community centres we visit to see what we’re aiming for. The response at those events has been excellent. But I was still blown away by the reaction of the young children I met at the primary schools I visited recently. Their enthusiasm to see the replicas and learn more about the Viking treasure was an absolute joy for me to experience. It left me in no doubt about the level of interest there is in this treasure.

“I really want to thank everyone for the money they donated as well as their fantastic fundraising efforts. I also want to say thanks to the schools for letting me visit to talk to their pupils about the exciting prospect of bringing the hoard home to Herefordshire.”

Money donated to the Herefordshire Hoard campaign by local school children:

  • Ledbury Primary School: £50
  • Riverside Primary, Hereford: £80
  • Luston Primary School: £143 

Viking re-enactors will appear at the final date of the Herefordshire Hoard roadshow, held between 11-3pm:

  • Saturday 30 July     Fownhope Memorial Hall

Items from the hoard can be seen between 10.30am - 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 August at the Museum Resource & Learning Centre.

The events are free to enter and no appointment is needed. More information is available on the Herefordshire Hoard website.



Published: 29th July 2022