Bangor Mail - - Charity Focus -

HUN­DREDS of pounds were raised by the Ry­dal Pen­rhos fam­ily for a na­tional char­ity in mem­ory of a for­mer pupil.

The school held a collection at the se­cond an­nual Cre­ative and Per­form­ing Arts evening on Wed­nes­day, April 3, which was rais­ing funds for Ataxia UK.

This was done to honour the life of ex-pupil Scar­lett Sal­is­bury, who suf­fered from the con­di­tion and passed away on Mon­day, March 18.

She left be­hind a fan­tas­tic legacy at Ry­dal Pen­rhos, where she thrived in her role as Pre­fect dur­ing her fi­nal year at the school and also con­tributed sig­nif­i­cantly to the Per­form­ing Arts and Dra­matic So­ci­ety pro­vi­sions at Ry­dal Pen­rhos.

Al­most £800 was do­nated at the event, which will be sent to the char­ity in Scar­lett’s name.

For­mer Head of Sixth Form Peter Lav­ery, said: “Scar­lett was a young lady who epit­o­mised the char­ac­ter we strive to in­stil in our young peo­ple.

“Her re­silience and pos­i­tive ap­proach to life were an in­spi­ra­tion to the whole school com­mu­nity, pupils and staff alike.

“Her al­tru­ism, warm heart and smile en­deared her to all. She was a role model, who, by her ex­am­ple, made those around her bet­ter peo­ple.”

A ser­vice of thanks­giv­ing for her life was held at St John’s Church in Col­wyn Bay on Fri­day, March 29.

Se­nior School Head Sally Ann Hard­ing, added: “Scar­lett was an in­spi­ra­tion to us all, she was al­ways re­mark­ably re­silient and pos­i­tive even when the go­ing was tough.

“She was highly re­spected by both her peers and all of the staff that came into con­tact with her. She made the very best of every op­por­tu­nity that came her way and was al­ways de­ter­mined to find a so­lu­tion for her­self with­out hav­ing to rely on others.”

● Scar­lett Sal­is­bury

● The event raised funds for Ataxia UK in mem­ory of Scar­lett

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