Football fans at Stafford school raise over £1,700 in penalty shootout

Young football fans from Oakridge Primary School raised a fantastic £1,715  with an organised penalty shootout as part of CLIC Sargent's Kick! event.

Football fans at Stafford school raise over £1,700 in penalty shootout

All the pupils and teachers from the Staffordshire school took part, with children scoring past their goalkeeper teachers during recent PE lessons.

The school chose to support CLIC Sargent after one of their own Year 6 pupils was supported by a CLIC Sargent Social Worker.

Energy and enthusiasm

Paul Fisher, headteacher at Oakridge Primary School, said: “One of our school values is collective responsibility and our school council members chose CLIC Sargent as their nominated charity as they wanted to be able to help children who are going through a difficult time.

"The children, from nursery right up to Year 6 brought so much energy and enthusiasm to the event and we are truly overwhelmed with the generosity of our parents, friends and family.”

So grateful

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this event. Children and young people with cancer in Staffordshire often have to travel many miles with their parents to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for regular treatment.

"CLIC Sargent aims to help ease the financial strains on a family when their child is diagnosed with cancer. The amount raised by Oakridge Primary School is enough to give 10 families a CLIC Sargent Care Grant which can help ease the cost of travel.”

Find out more

To find out how you or your school could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: anna.finnegan@clicsargent.org.uk

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