Published Friday 28th July 2017

The enterprising students raised £202.25 by asking friends, staff and parents for donations which they then spent their break times sorting out before selling the merchandise after school.

Learning Support Assistant, Tracey Duffy said, ‘The children involved exemplify our school values, and they have been an inspiration to staff and their fellow pupils.’

Year 6 pupil Kiefer Byrne said, ‘After working in the Hospice shop, we set ourselves a challenge to raise money for a good cause. I’m very proud of what we have achieved, especially all the help we had from our friends. It’s been a lot of fun running a charity shop, especially staying behind after school to sell the goods and raise money for St Michael’s.’

St Michael’s Hospice Director of Income & Marketing Ruth Denison said, ‘It was a real pleasure to meet the children and hear about everything they’ve learnt. It’s wonderful to think that these children might go on to run their own successful enterprise in the future and that it all started from them setting out to support a local charity.’

Photo l-r; Barnaby Williams, Nancy Smallwood, Teresa Hoskins (Staff Nurse at St Michael’s Hospice) Kiefer Byrne, Les Curtis (Nursing Auxillary at St Michael’s Hospice), Sophie Millington and Ben Blaker