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Organ donation assembly and fundraising by form 9SHA

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Every form group in school presents their own assembly as a part of the school’s assembly programme each year. Students of form 9SHA wanted to complete their assembly on organ donation, raising questions such as should we register and how to raise money to support the patients of organ transplants and their families?

9SHA completed a sponsored walk before Christmas around Moses Gate country park and raised over £200. Since the assembly and increasing awareness around school, students in the form have gone on to raise a further £100, kindly donated from fellow students and staff. The money will be heading to New Start Wythenshawe organ transplant charity who support the families and patients of those who have had or need organ transplants, before and after their operation. This was the charity that aided Joe Jackson to his recovery, our guest speaker in the assembly who had a lifesaving heart transplant in 2015.

Students were passionate and enthusiastic about completing an assembly and project that would make a difference. As 9SHR’s assembly fell on National organ donation week, students wanted to raise some money for a local and extremely successful charity that supports families and patients around a difficult time in their lives. The students were an absolute pleasure to take on the sponsored walk and have been fantastic raising such a staggering amount of money.

9SHR reported, “I feel so proud of myself and my fellow 20 form members who have raised money for the New start charity. We had such a good time planning the walk and assembly and fundraising around school. It makes it even better knowing we have done it for such a great cause and increased awareness of the donor register and how everyone can help.”

 

This entry was posted on March 20, 2017