hospice - Highfields Academy st luke's hospice fundraiser

Children at a Nantwich school proved a runaway success when it came to fundraising for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

More than 200 youngsters from Highfields Academy took part in a Rudolph Run just before Christmas raising a record amount for the Winsford-based facility.

Headteacher Simon Dyson said: “Sponsorship envelopes were sent home to families and they gave generously.

“Pupils then ran or walked round the school grounds on a crisp winter morning and had great fun doing so in reindeer antlers and red noses.”

A cheque for £627.88 was presented this week after all the funds were totted up.

County-wide, more than 7,000 children took part raising £40,000 towards patient care.

Hospice Community partnership Fundraiser Mandy Shaw said: “We had many schools taking part and this was the most made by a school of Highfields’ size.”

Highfields has been part of the Nantwich community since 1974.

It’s pre-school group Little Crickets offers funded places to two to four-year-olds and 30 hours of provision to eligible families as well as privately-funded sessions.

Prospective parents are welcome to look round facilities. To make inquiries, call the school on 01270 371196.

(Pic above: Junior Governors from each year group at Highfields hand over a cheque to St Luke’s Community Partnerships Manager Mandy Shaw)

highfields academy rudolph run - for hospice

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