Students from Lichfield Cathedral School raising funds for new sports facility

Two school pupils have helped launch a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for a new outdoor sports facility.

Tom Hodgkiss and Jake Wright, from Lichfield Cathedral School, have created a short film to explain why they want to see a new mutli-use games area (MUGA).

The 13-year-olds say such a facility would allow students and members of the local community to access sports activities regardless of the weather.

Tom said: “We hope that people like our funny film starring MUGA Man and that they want to help us to achieve our goal.

“By supporting this campaign, people will ensure that sport continues to be at the heart of our education and will benefit pupils for many years to come, long after we have moved on to university and beyond.”

Jake Wright and Tom Hodgkiss

Jake Wright and Tom Hodgkiss

The school has teamed up with ShenSmith Barristers to launch the crowdfunding campaign.

Jake added: “We want young people from all over Lichfield to be able to use the multi-use games area, by providing a home for afterschool clubs and community sports teams.”

More details about the campaign can be seen on their online fundraising page.

Lichfield Cathedral School headteacher, Susan Hannam, said: “Tom and Jake and all the children who took part in the film have done an amazing job. It demonstrates their talent, passion and commitment and I am immensely proud of them.

“We are extremely grateful to ShenSmith Barristers who volunteered the services of their filming and media production team to assist Tom and Jake to create the film and launch the crowdfunding campaign.

“This project has the potential to nurture the sporting talents of the young people of Lichfield for generations to come.”

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