Macc Accademy Fundraising

A Macclesfield School, whose motto is “making our best, better”, have made a big difference in helping to provide care for patients at East Cheshire Hospice.

Macclesfield Academy have raised just over £11,000 since the school opened in 2011 with a range of imaginative fundraising endeavours involving both pupils and staff.

Headteacher, Richard Hedge, says supporting the Hospice is all part of the school ethos which aims to embed the world of learning within the wider community.

“We are strongly of the view that an enriched education comes not only from within the classroom but also by locating that learning within the community itself,” he says.

“I’m delighted that the pupils have shown themselves to be fund raisers of proven imagination and success showing real invention in their different events.”

A personal event favourite for the headteacher was the Elf Run at Christmas where pupils raised £700.

“I just happened to be passing the sports hall and glanced in to see dozens of pupils all taking part in activities with the elf hats on,” he says. “There was so much lively energy in the room, it was a delight to see.”

And the staff at the school also contribute to the cause by donating monies at Christmas instead of buying festive cards.

Hospice Community Fundraiser, Lisa Ball, who recently thanked the school at a recent assembly, said the School had shown great commitment to look outwards into the community and the Hospice was extremely grateful for their support.

“To have this ongoing, continued support from the young people in our community is fantastic,” she says.” “Every penny they have raised will make a big difference in helping us to provide Hospice care for so many people.

“We need to raise more than £7,500 each and every day to maintain the levels of care we provide, and that wouldn't be possible without the hard work of all our supporters, such as all those at Macclesfield Academy.”

The next fundraising session at the Academy will be a collection for the Hospice at their annual show which this year is “Little Shop of Horrors” on July 5 and 6.