Students at Lichfield school raise £800 for Cancer Research UK

Pupils at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School in Lichfield have handed over a cheque for £800 to volunteers from Cancer Research UK.

The money was raised during th school’s recent prize-giving day.

Pupils Daniel Streeter and Jake Flood hand over the cheque to Lorraine Moore and Pauline Colingswood with headteacher Dr Daryl Brown

Pupils Daniel Streeter and Jake Flood hand over the cheque to Lorraine Moore and Pauline Colingswood with headteacher Dr Daryl Brown

Volunteers Lorraine Moore and Pauline Collingswood, who both live in Lichfield, joined children for their last school assembly before they broke up for the summer term to receive the money and tell them more about the work the charity does.

Pauline said: “It’s been such a lovely morning meeting everyone and to be able to thank them for their contributions.

“We are grateful for all donations, and were really pleased to come along to the assembly so we could say thank you in person, and were also surprised that such a small school were able to raise such a great sum. Every penny counts at helping with the research.

“Our group has just celebrated raising over £100,000 in just six years – and there are only six of us doing this. So we are really proud of the work that we do and also of everyone that has helped us, and to be able to encourage others to join us.”

The school has around 120 pupils aged from seven to 17.

Headteacher Dr Daryl Brown said: “Cancer has touched so many of our lives that we knew this would be a good charity to raise money for.

“It was lovely to meet both Lorraine and Pauline today and our pupils were happy to have helped in their own way.”

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