Pupils support children's cancer charity

11th July 2018

CLIC Sargent fundraisingRecently children at the academy have been showing their giving and caring side as they raised a fabulous £235 for the CLIC Sargent charity.

The charity, formed in 2005, is the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families, with care teams providing specialist support to people across the UK. The fundraising struck a chord close to home, as one of the Wainwright pupils had cancer when she was in foundation stage, with CLIC Sargent providing the family with vital support during this difficult time.

The monies were raised by holding a non-uniform day, and will be used to give a family the opportunity to stay at ‘Billy’s House’, one of CLIC’s Homes from Home near the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Mrs Spacey, academy principal said, “We were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £235 to CLIC Sargent today, which we know will be used to support families affected by cancer. Teaching our pupils about supporting children and young people in need is an important message, and supports the values we believe in as a community.”

Pictured is Beth Fisher, fundraising engagement manager at CLIC Sargent collecting the cheque from some of Wainwright’s pupils, watched on by Mrs Thornton, executive principal, Mrs Spacey, academy principal, and Mrs Backhouse, curriculum enrichment lead.