Big-hearted pupils boost four good causes

Teachers and pupils of Standish Community High School have raised money for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes
Teachers and pupils of Standish Community High School have raised money for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes
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PUPILS of a Wigan school have raised more than £7,000 for charities.

Youngsters at Standish Community High held a celebration assembly to congratulated themselves on aiding four chosen causes: Help For Heroes, Joining Jack, Cancer Research UK and the RSPCA.

They took part in sponsored events, cake sales, quizzes, fairground activities and sponsored leg waxing.

Representatives from the students’ chosen charities explained how the money raised would be used.

The pupils had also supported the Poppy Appeal and raised money for local senior citizens to visit Standish High for a Christmas lunch and celebration.

They also helped raise money for the Macmillan Cancer appeal and Movember – a charity that supports issues surrounding Men’s Health.

Karen Taylor, library resource centre manager at Standish High School, said: “Our assemblies have been a fantastic celebration of the achievements of young people and we are confident that the sum of £7,800, raised throughout the year will make a significant difference to the lives on many.

”On a poignant note students were given the opportunity to see how other students raise money for their chosen charities.

“Past pupil Jimmy Higham sadly passed away just after his 25th birthday, a little over a year ago, following a battle with cancer.

“He achieved the job of his dreams by becoming a PE teacher at the Wellington College in Hampshire and students there raised money for the Higham Bursary Fund by releasing a video to support Jimmy’s posthumous hit – a cover version of Isn’t She Lovely which reached number one in the iTunes Soul Chart.