Fundrais­ing boost for young pa­tients

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

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

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