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GREAT EFFORT: School pupils and staff in Ruislip put a shift in for hospice

 Published on: 7th July 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Ruislip school have held a sponsored event for the Michael Sobell Hospice, a charity providing care, comfort and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses.

When pupils at Whiteheath Junior School found out that the local charity was down 80 per cent in fundraising due to the coronavirus outbreak, they decided they should try to help by raising money and awareness with the Endure for The Michael Sobell Hospice event on July 2. rest of the school pupils joined in with their own events – cycle rides, hikes and runs were among the endurance events they chose to take part in with their families. 

Mrs Quantrell, assistant headteacher, said: “We are really proud of all of our children, who have worked hard to raise money for others at this time – those currently learning from home and those who are attending school.

“It’s been a very difficult time since the school closed in March and so it was particularly important to us to unite the school together in some way. Hearing of the struggle of so many local charities was very concerning to us as a school community. 

We wanted to do what we could to help give some support. Children, both at home and at school have had a wonderful time learning to skipping and developing their endurance skills in order to take part. Despite the pouring rain, the children and staff were delighted to be reunited in this way.”

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