£10k for 10k
The pupils and staff at Middleton Technology School put their best foot forward in June of 2015, with outstanding result for Springhill Hospice.
Pupils from the school chose to support the Hospice by raising money via their annual 10k sponsored walk. The walk saw pupils set off from their classrooms in Middleton, to trek the 10km to Tandle Hill Park, Royton return trip. Staff members also got in on the donating act, purchasing t-shirts which were worn to and from the countryside trek to the Tandle Hill monument.
The walk produced astounding fundraising results with Middleton Technology School handing over a cheque for £10,000 to Springhill Hospice. The schools fundraising total of £10,000 was further boosted by the addition of Gift Aid donations, with a final donation of £10,641.04. A staggering amount of money from just 800 pupils.
The top fundraisers in each year group met with a Community Fundraiser Lillie Winterbottom, posing for a picture with Head Teacher, Allison Crompton and walk organiser Physical Education Teacher, Neil Palmer at the official ‘Big Cheque’ donation ceremony.
Springhill Hospice is an organisation close to the hearts of many within our school and Middleton’s community. Providing a range of professional care services for those with life-limiting illnesses, 70% of the hospice’s running costs come from local fundraising.
“Working with Middleton Technology School pupils and staff has been a great experience, with a fabulous financial outcome and a superb opportunity to raise awareness of the work the Hospice does. Every day for a week I gave a short assembly to each year group, telling them about our doctors and nurses, the ward, Day Hospice, community nurses and volunteers. If each pupil were to tell a friend or relative about the work the Hospice does, that arms someone else with the information to help a person they know who could benefit from one of the services we offer the community” said Lillie Winterbottom.
Lillie added “The staff, pupils and their families should be very proud of their efforts. We’re honoured to have been chosen by the school and hope that we can keep close ties with them in the future, enabling our team to educate future generations”