Stu­dents cel­e­brate fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing ef­fort

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA - IZZIE FAREBROTHER

A GROUP of stu­dents have raised enough money to keep a can­cer care cen­tre in oper­a­tion for a day.

The pupils at King’s Girls’ Di­vi­sion have been hold­ing fundrais­ers for Maggie’s Care Cen­tre since mak­ing it their cho­sen char­ity last Septem­ber.

And now they have handed over a cheque for £4,514.91, which will cover the cost of Maggie’s Manch­ester for a day.

Ruth Tobi, cen­tre fundrais­ing or­gan­iser, said: “Maggie’s Manch­ester is so grate­ful to all the girls at King’s for their amaz­ing fundrais­ing achieve­ment. The girls have all been ab­so­lutely bril­liant and our thanks also go to the staff at the school. We are so happy to have had such a suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship.”

Lynne Adams who co-or­di­nates King’s Girls’ char­i­ta­ble work said: “Mag­gies is a cause close to our hearts. In this aca­demic year, the girls have also hosted a Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing, rais­ing £500, and will raise al­most £1,000 via non-uni­form days. We be­lieve it’s not what you have, but what you give that counts.”

The char­ity was cho­sen by one of King’s Pre­fects af­ter a fam­ily mem­ber had used a Maggie’s cen­tre in Scot­land.

The King’s Girls’ choir, Song­birds, will visit Maggie’s Cen­tre on Fri­day, March 10, to sing for cen­tre users.

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