£8,000 walk bounty will help school part­ner­ship

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY -

MORE than a thou­sand pupils and staff took part in a spon­sored walk to sup­port two schools in South Africa.

The de­ter­mined group from Fal­li­b­roome Academy ig­nored wet and windy con­di­tions to com­plete a 10k spon­sored walk from the school and around the Bollin Val­ley in sup­port of Den­negeur Pri­mary School and Grabouw High School.

The money raised will con­tinue to sup­port staffing and build­ing projects at the schools, in the Western Cape province, which have been part­nered with Fal­li­b­roome and Mottram St An­drew Pri­mary School for 10 years.

Peter Ru­bery, ex­ec­u­tive prin­ci­pal at Fal­li­b­roome, said: “We send staff and stu­dents over to South Africa ev­ery year to de­velop this key part­ner­ship and have gen­er­ated fund­ing from the Bri­tish Coun­cil to fund re­cip­ro­cal vis­its. The two part­ner schools are do­ing ter­rific work in very chal­leng­ing cir­cum­stances and we are proud to be as­so­ci­ated with two vi­brant com­mu­ni­ties.

“Stu­dents raised close to £8,000 from the spon­sored walk, with fur­ther do­na­tions ex­pected.”

To do­nate go to the school’s of­fice or email to Mrs De­whurst on dew@ fal­li­b­roome.org.uk

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