School fun run supports first responders

Pupils present their cash to LIVES
Pupils present their cash to LIVES

Thomas Cowley High School students have donated £370 tom the Donington/Bicker and Gosberton/Quadring LIVES First Responders.

The money was raised at their annual 3.8 mile fun run - held on the last day of term in July.

Deputy head Ian Dawson said: “We felt that it was important to maintain the strong link that we have with the local community and to recognise groups such as LIVES. The school is pleased to be able to assist them in the tremendous role they play in the local area.”

Head girl, Sally Austin, and head boy, Misha Murdoch presented a cheque to Trevor Lewis, the LIVES co-ordinator for the area and to Sandra Thacker, the fundraising coordinator, on Wednesday last week in front of the Cowley Building.

Mr Lewis thanked the school for their donation and said that the money raised would pay for their oxygen supplies for the year.

The donation will be split between the two branches which cover much of the school’s catchment area.

Mr Lewis stressed local LIVES groups have to fundraise all year round as they are totally self-funded and therefore was very grateful for pupils’ support.