Fundraising boost for young patients
DEDICATED students have been on a fundraising mission to buy new supplies for a children’s ward.
The year nine and 10 pupils at Macclesfield Academy led a number of activities to raise money for the ward at Macclesfield Hospital.
Events included a Christmas jumper day, a staff baby photo quiz, cake competition, cake sale and games.
They were organised by a dozen students who are working towards their Certificate of Personal Effectiveness qualification.
Vicky Dooley, subject leader of humanities said: “The students decided the would like to do some fundraising for the community and we brainstormed who we wanted to do it for.
“We contacted the children’s ward who told us they don’t get a lot of money but really needed some new equipment.
“They sent us a wishlist and we set about coming up with ideas of how we could raise some money.
“The students were really enthusiastic and really got on with it.”
She added: “We raised enough for an iPad mini, various arts and crafts materials, and DVDs and board games for the teenagers.
“The staff at the hospital were really pleased.”
●● From left: Students Ruben Heath-Jones, Reece Melville, Spencer Hibbert and Dan Jones, with humanities subject leader Mrs Dooley, teaching assistant Mrs Proctor and a nurse from the Children’s ward