Southport Visiter - - Your Heroes -

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

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