Students celebrate fantastic fundraising effort
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.