Caring pupils raise funds towards vital sevices for cancer sufferers

Some of the students from the Ethos and Engagement Suite from Dearne ALC with some of the shoeboxes for 'Help for Heroes' they have collected. L/r Thomas Turton, 13, Karmen Bisbey, 13 and Eric Dawson-Sawyer, 12. Picture: Malcolm BIllingham
Some of the students from the Ethos and Engagement Suite from Dearne ALC with some of the shoeboxes for 'Help for Heroes' they have collected. L/r Thomas Turton, 13, Karmen Bisbey, 13 and Eric Dawson-Sawyer, 12. Picture: Malcolm BIllingham

CARING kids at the Dearne ALC have raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

A Macmillan coffee morning at the school raised £392.65 towards providing services for cancer sufferers and their families. and this month, pupils are raising cash for Help the Heroes and Operation Shoebox.

A school spokesman said: “We chose Operation Shoebox and Help For Heroes as many of our ex-pupils are currently serving in the Armed Forces overseas. The aim is to fill as many shoeboxes as possible with items that the soldiers have requested.”

A non-uniform day on October 5, raised more than £500. Pupils hope to fill 30-plus shoeboxes for soldiers and present them to a volunteer from Operation Shoebox soon, to ensure that they reach the forces personnel in time for Christmas.