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Pensby High School students raise £1200 for local charities

At the start of September 2018, Mrs Taylor challenged Pensby students to raise as much money as they could for both Alder Hey children’s hospital and Muscular Dystrophy UK. The students themselves voted on the 2 charities to support. A number of our students have close links with Alder Hey, and one student has a sibling with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This academic year, each form class competed to raise money. This included completing a Santa Dash, sponsored walks, Easter egg hunts and selling handmade gifts.

Firstly, five of our highest fundraising students had the pleasure of meeting Charles Horton from Muscular Dystrophy UK. He explained to James, Logan, Kieran, Rebecca and Warren how the disease progresses, the treatment available and how families are supported. Our donation will fund 14 hours of research into new treatments and

Molly, Heidi and Daniel were also invited to Alder Hey to meet fundraising coordinator Adam Dixon. We were given a tour of the hospital and the research department. Our money will go towards specialist chefs that cook personalised meals for each patient, entertainers and high tech gadgets to distract patients and allow them to feel more at home.

Top fundraiser Heidi Dugdill said:

‘The experience of going to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital was like no other. You don’t realise how fortunate you are until you see what other children are dealing with. I am so glad I took part in this fundraiser as it has given me plenty to appreciate. I send all my best wishes to the children in Alder Hey, and hope they get better soon. Children at Alder Hey are respected a great deal by the cheerful staff because they are so brave and uncomplaining, and the children think the staff are amazing too. Thank you, Alder Hey, for inviting us to the hospital.’


Pensby High School
Irby Road, Heswall CH61 6XN
Tel: 0151 342 0570 Fax: 0151 342 0571
Email: Headteacher: Mr K Flanagan