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A PETERBOROUGH hospice is better off thanks to the dedicated efforts of pupils at Ormiston Bushfield Academy.
A total of 25 sixth form students at the academy raised £115 for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice by putting their spare change into a collection box.
The pupils, who are all studying for either A-level or BTEC Health and Social Care, decided to collect money for the hospice as a thank you after staff there helped them with their exam coursework.
Staff from the hospice have also held presentations and discussion groups for the pupils throughout the academic year.
Eric Akrill, curriculum team leader for health and social care at the academy, said: “I’m so pleased that our students came up with such an uncomplicated yet very effective fund-raising idea.
“The sentiment implicit within this activity certainly reflects our students’ kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit.
“They are all such positive sixth formers and I’m delighted that they have been pro-active in supporting Sue Ryder. This organisation is vital to our local and wider community and its staff have also, in a variety of ways, given much time to help our sixth formers with their exam coursework.”
Student Tania Morris (16) added: “Sue Ryder is such an important charity as it creates a warm and caring environment in which people can spend their last days with dignity and respect.
“I know that my friends were more than happy to raise money for them.”
Adelle Auckland (16) added: “It’s good to know that in our own small way we have helped them.”
FUNDS: Pictured from left, students Kara Bellamy (16), Tarni Morris (16), Maggie Horne from Thorpe Hall Hospice, teacher Eric Akrill, and pupils Tamzin Bellamy (16), Adelle Auckland (16) and Kristina Burns (16).