Harlesden pupil wins her school a £500 makeover from IKEA

 Salma Bouili won the colouring competition (Pic credit: © Joel Chant/www.joelchant.com.)

Salma Bouili won the colouring competition (Pic credit: © Joel Chant/www.joelchant.com.) - Credit: Joel Chant / UNP

Newfield Primary School will be transformed by Wembley store thanks to Salma Boukili

A primary school has won a £500 makeover thanks to the artistic talents of a pupil.

Salma Boukili, four, was named the winner of a colouring competition organised by Ikea Wembley, where youngsters had to design and draw their own soft toy.

Newfield Primary School in Longstone Avenue, Harlesden, will undergo the transformation with goods from the store thanks to Salma’s “Princess Holly” creation.

Ikea ran the campaign throughout its stores in the UK and Ireland to raise funds for Unicef and Save the Children.

Shoppers at the Wembley branch raised £26,368 for the two charities by purchasing soft toys and children’s books between October and December last year.

Customers also donated their newly purchased soft toys to children’s charities. The toys were given to St. Michael’s Youth Project London which offers a comprehensive and integrated range of youth development services within Brent.

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The toys were then given to St. Michael’s Youth Project London which offers a comprehensive and integrated range of youth development services within Brent.

Pedro Abreu, IKEA Wembley store manager, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for their support and generous contribution to the IKEA Soft Toy Campaign 2012.

“It is a great way for everyone to help both the local community as well as thousands of children across the globe get access to education.”