08:00 Friday 28 June 2013

School provide helping hand to charity

Written byROB SMYTH

THOMAS Russell Junior School has raised nearly £600 for the Midlands Air Ambulance after watching what the service did to help save the life of William.

Staff, parents and pupils rallied around to raise funds for the charity while the youngster was recovering in hospital by holding a non uniform day and cake sales following its mazing response.

Jo Bailey, fund-raising manager for the Midlands Air Ambulance, attended the school and gave a talk to the pupils in assembly about the lifesaving work they do, and the importance of fundraising endeavours.

Pupils presented a total of £595.

She said: “On behalf of Midlands Air Ambulance we would like to say a huge thanks to all the pupils, staff, family and friends at Thomas Russell Junior School, who did an amazing job fund-raising for us.

“We don’t receive any government or lottery funding, we rely totally on the generosity of our fundraisers raising money to keep our service operational.”

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