Huge bike ride sees stu­dents raise £12k

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

GEN­ER­OUS pupils from Beech Hall School have raised a whop­ping £12,000 for a spe­cial school in the town.

The money was raised by a team of cy­clists from the Tyther­ing­ton school, who un­der­took a 230mile bike ride in aid of Park Lane Spe­cial School.

Harry Lyons, Louis Brock­le­hurst, Otis Palmes, Sam Tim­son, Brad Mon­roe, Sam Thorn­ton-West and Ewan Jones – who named them­selves 90490 in recog­ni­tion of the school’s 90th birth­day – had hoped to raise £5,000, but smashed their tar­get more than twice over.

Park Lane School is a spe­cial­ist school, in Mac­cles­field for pupils with com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­ac­tion needs.

The money raised will go to­wards the ren­o­va­tion of the school’s hy­drother­apy pool, an es­sen­tial re­source for crit­i­cal phys­io­ther­apy as well as fa­cil­i­tat­ing pupils’ in­de­pen­dence in the wa­ter which may not al­ways be pos­si­ble on land.

Dur­ing a spe­cial assem­bly, the Beech Hall team, along with head­mas­ter James Allen, handed the cheque over to the school, and were met with a huge round of ap­plause from pupils and staff.

To com­mem­o­rate their ef­forts, a unique mo­saic had been crafted by the pupils at Park Lane School.

Ev­ery pupil in­di­vid­u­ally con­trib­uted to the mu­ral and they in­cor­po­rated the Beech Hall logo onto a back­ground of the school’s sig­na­ture colour.

Lor­raine Warmer, head­teacher at Park Lane School, said: “Beech Hall are very spe­cial friends to us and they did some­thing amaz­ing.

“We are very grate­ful to the Beech Hall team 90490 for their sup­port, gen­eros­ity and time.

“They had to put so much train­ing in af­ter school so we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate that.

“We wanted to say a spe­cial thank you so we cre­ated the mo­saic piece as it was some­thing eve- ry­one in the school, from nurs­ery to sixth form age, could con­trib­ute to.”

Mr Allen, head at Beech Hall, said: “Our schools are great friends and we look for­ward to do­ing more to­gether in the fu­ture.

“I am very proud of the boys in team 90490 for not only com­plet­ing the in­cred­i­ble cy­cle but also for fundrais­ing.

“They have made such a dif­fer­ence and thanks to them this won­der­ful school can re­build a much-needed fa­cil­ity.”

Seven stu­dents at Beech hall raised £12,000 for Park Lane Spe­cial School with a 230-mile bike ride

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