Students help three charities

Students cheque presentations at Cramlington Learning Village to Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness at Cramlington, Newcastle RVI Teenage Cancer Unit and Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter.'REF 1501158835
Students cheque presentations at Cramlington Learning Village to Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness at Cramlington, Newcastle RVI Teenage Cancer Unit and Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter.'REF 1501158835
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More than 330 students from a south east Northumberland school have spent the last few months raising money for three chosen charities.

The youngsters from Cramlington Learning Village have taken part in a charity project to help Ward 4 Children’s North Hospital, Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness and Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter.

Learning manager for year 10, David Paterson, said: “We unfortunately lost one of our former students in May 2014 to cancer and her family set up the Jessica Sarcoma Awareness charity in her memory.

“We have been supporting this charity this year and her parents are coming along as guests.”

Current year 10 student Daniel Mattison is currently receiving treatment on Ward 4 for Leukaemia, and the students chose the charities as they were ones that were close to their hearts.

David added: “We have raised in excess of £1,500 across the three charities which were handed over during a special assembly.”
The students raised the money by taking part in a series of challenges including a 100 mile run, walks, bake and cake sales around school, five-a-side and dodgeball tournaments, head shaving, adoption of pets, and many more.