SCHOOLS OF THE YEAR CHRIST THE KING HIGH SCHOOL, MEOLS COP HIGH SCHOOL
Christ The King School QUEENSCOURT Hospice holds a special place in the hearts of pupils and staff at Christ The King staff after the loss of a very special member of staff who died in the loving care of Queenscourt.
The pupils and staff were so moved by the work of the hospice that they made it their dedicated fundraising mission. And that mission led them to raise nearly £18,000 in just two years.
In total the school has, over seven years, raised an impressive £50,254 for Queenscourt.
The handing over of the cheque was the culmination of an incredible array of fundraising activities – cake sales, raffles, hampers, sponsored events. Two members of staff even trekked to the base of Mount Everest.
The fundraising didn’t stop there - following the tragic death of Year 7 pupil Sam Wright, the school began raising funds for Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey. It was here that Sam was regularly treated as he bravely continued trying to lead a normal life.
Collecting the award on the school’s behalf were Maria Parker, James Lancaster, Hannah Crann and Matilda Coakley.
Meols Cop High School THE children at Meols Cop high school have raised a fantastic £4,600 for three worthy causes – Noah’s special therapy room; Claire House hospice, and Molly and Paul charity.
Their summer term concluded with a sports week full of activities for pupils who combined their participation and enjoyment with the opportunity to raise money by sponsorship.
One of the recipients of the fundraising efforts is 12-year-old Noah Cunningham, a pupil at Meols Cop, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
His life-shortening disease will one day leave him unable to move. Noah’s condition has recently deteriorated, and as Noah can’t walk, it is vital he is able to swim to keep his heart healthy for as long as possible. Funds raised will help towards a hydrotherapy room for Noah.
The sports event was organised by PE teacher Samantha Piearce-Swift and she said: “I’m incredibly proud of all of our students. Everyone has showed great commitment and caring.”
In attendance on the night to collect the school’s award were Mrs Piearce-Swift, Annette Peet, Janice Wilson and Georgina Porter.
Maria Parker, James Lancaster, Hannah Crann and Matilda Coakley from Christ The King school with Stephen Stewart