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Wish charity set to benefit from school fun day

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

  • 08/03/14 Charity fun day at De Ferrers - St Mary's Drive, Burton De Ferrers Academy holding a charity fun day to raise money for the Wish Upon a Star foundation..Mayoress - Julie Killoran, Sophie Carlton-Greaves - Ride the Bull, Mayor of ESBC Cllr Michael

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SUPPORTERS turned out in force this weekend to enjoy a charity fun day at de Ferrers Academy.

The Horninglow school was a hive of activity on Saturday as it played host to dozens of activities to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star.

From a bucking bronco and a climbing wall to more sedate fairy cake decorating and hair green screen photography, there was something for everyone at the site in St Mary’s Drive.

“It’s fantastic that so many people have come out to support us,” said drama teacher Dave Griffiths.

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It is the first time the school has raised money for this charity, but Mr Griffiths said it was a cause which was very important to staff and pupils there.

“Their ethos of helping children is something we believe in very strongly. All their money goes to the children which is great. We’re hoping to send children to Lapland for Christmas,” he added.

The organisation organises trips for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The school is hoping to raise at least £10,000 for the charity, and staff are taking part in a bungee jump in the hope of raising even more.

Greg Hand, director of key stage four, said pupils and staff had already raised almost £5,000 for the cause.

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