Sir Alexander Fleming School in Telford has raised £3,000 for CLIC Sargent with the help of school volunteer, Dave Williams, who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of the charity.
Dave, 57, took on the cycling challenge in aid of CLIC Sargent to mark the 25 years since his daughter Catherine died of leukaemia.
Teachers and pupils from Sir Alexander Fleming School have spent the last few months organising events and activities including sleepovers, a wheelie day, a bicycle prize raffle and cake sales to help raise funds also.
Dave said: “The pupils, parents and staff have been fantastic in their fundraising efforts to support me and CLIC Sargent in this challenge.”
Head Teacher, Mrs Cousins said: “As a school we have raised over £1,300 for CLIC Sargent and we were delighted to have the bicycles as a grand prize in the raffle draw during our assembly.
"This also gave the children a chance to hear about Mr William’s epic adventure and from the charity we have been supporting.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Anna Finnegan said: “I would like to say a massive thank you and congratulations to both Dave and everyone at Sir Alexander Fleming School.
“Together Dave Williams and Sir Alexander Fleming School have raised over £3,000, which is phenomenal.”
The money raised could help pay for 14 young people to take part in a residential week at Malcolm Sargent House, CLIC Sargent’s holiday home in Ayrshire, where young people can meet others with similar experiences, helping them to feel less isolated.
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To find out how you and your school can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Anna Finnegan on 01509 672395 or email: email@example.com.
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