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Student aims to raise £1000 in mum’s memory

On Thursday 23rd October Churchill Community College we will be holding their biggest fundraising event to date in memory of the mother of one of their Year 9 students.

Cancer Research UK
Kieron Marshal, age 13 told Churchill that he wanted to do something that would make a difference and he wanted to raise as much money for cancer research and other cancer charities as possible.  Kieron said “ I want to support Cancer Research UK to help find a cure for cancer, so that others don’t have to loose someone they love”. Kieron hopes to make over £1000 on Thursday, in fact Kieron’s aim is to raise £30,000 by the time he is 30.

Kieron has already been on the fundraising and raising awareness trail starting earlier this year by posting a picture of himself on Facebook in full makeup when the rest of the nation was posting their makeup less selfies. This photograph had over 217,000 likes and comments raising awareness for cancer and support for Kieron.

Blue Butterflies
On Thursday all of Churchill students and staff are paying £1.00 to come to school dressed in blue which was Kieron’s mums favourite colour, they will also be selling cakes and biscuits decorated with butterflies which again were a favourite. Students have got on board and have been selling butterfly key rings in shades of blue all week and will be painting blue butterflies or hearts on cheeks on the day and painting nails to raise even more money.

Community Spirit
On top of these fantastic activities in school local businesses have been inundating us with gifts for what is set to be an amazing raffle, including  a £50 voucher from Intu, a meal for two at the Walls End, family tickets for Seven Stories, family entry for the Centre of Life, Hair Salon vouchers, beauty Therapies and much much more. Mrs Ward, who is Kieron’s Learning Coordinator said “I am overwhelmed with the support from businesses wanting to get on board to support Kieron and this amazing charity and the community spirit is has evoked. Cancer touches so many of our lives and I think this is why people are so keen to help. Raffle tickets will be on sale from the school reception for £1.00 for a book until the end of November and a full list of prizes and who has donated them can be found on our website”