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Students Raise ISK 1.5 Million for Local Search and Rescue Team

Students at Sunnulækur school in Selfoss, South Iceland, raised ISK 1.5 million ($12,153/10,697) for their local search and rescue team, Björgunarfélag Árborgar, Vísir reports.

The students raised the funds on a single day last week, their school’s Charity Day, during which they sold various handmade goods and ran a café. The 700 students at Sunnulækjarskóli selected the search and rescue team as this year’s fundraiser recipients themselves.

“We’re hugely pleased with this gift and it’s great that the students decided to support us and our work,” remarked Björgvin Óli Ingvarsson, who leads Björgunarfélag Árborgar. “We’re going to use the money to buy a new jet ski which will definitely be a great help to us,” he continued, noting that the students’ donation is among the nicest gifts that the team has ever received.

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