Superheroes at Stockport Grammar Junior School raised over £500 for Key 103’s Cash for Kids appeal on the same day that pupils also handed over cheques to four more local and national charities.
Cash for Kids superhero day
On superhero day, every child paid to come to school dressed as their favourite comic book characters – with donations on the day totalling an impressive £550.30 for Cash for Kids. This year, the campaign is raising money for Francis House children’s hospice, who provide end-of-life and respite care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
The money raised will be used to build a special room that will feature audio-visual kit allowing children and teenagers to benefit from music and sound to enhance their lives. More importantly, it is in here where they will be “making memories” – recording their personal, final messages to their family and friends, meaning their legacies will live on forever.
On the same day, pupils also gave cheques of £209 to each of the causes they raised money for during their charity week, when the children held bake sales, wore even more fancy dress and took part in a Gruffalo day (pictured below).
During a special assembly, representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society and the Agricultural and Rural Centre in Romiley (pictured below) spoke to the children about how their donations will help others.
Pupils also raised money for Stepping Hill hospital’s neonatal unit and the RSPCA, who they hope to be able to hand over their cheques to in the near future.
Cash for Kids helicopter visit
Last year, our children raised £1,082 for Cash for Kids after Coronation Street’s Georgia May Foote, X Factor winner Shayne Ward and Key 103 breakfast show presenter Mike Toolan visited us in a helicopter and our pupils were invited to join the DJs in the studio.
To help Cash for Kids reach their £100,000 target, you can text KEY 70070 to donate £5, make a contribution on the Key 103 website or call 08000 64 38 38.