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Wirral pupils raise thousands for Chris Salmon Foundation
KIND-HEARTED children raised more than £2,000 in memory of a former pupil.
Greasby Junior School organised a string of events in a bid to boost funds for the Wirral-based Chris Salmon Foundation.
Fifteen-year-old Chris died in 2009 after losing his battle with a rare streptococcal infection and his family later launched the charity in his name.
And as a special tribute to him Greasby Juniors later named their library after the poetry-loving teenager.
Now, the school have managed to raise £2007.37 for the Foundation in just one week.
Among the fundraising activities were cake sales as well as a sponsored poetry recital and other more physical challenges.
Headteacher Adrian Martin said: "Over the years the principle of 'a lot of people doing a little' has worked wonders - since 2004 the school has raised more than £20,000 for local charities including Claire House, Clatterbridge Children's Unit and the children's ward at Arrowe Park.
"It is a very important event in the school year with the whole school community working together for the good of others."
And Chris' parents Julie and Rich said they thrilled with the latest donation.
They said: "This magnificent sum was raised during the school’s annual charity week which took place in January.
"Their support of our charity means a great deal to us as Chris spent many happy years at this wonderful school and the efforts made by the pupils to raise such a sum shows just how thoughtful and caring young people can be.
"This money will go towards research into the rare streptococcal virus that robbed Chris of his young life."
For more information on the Chris Salmon Foundation visit www.chrissalmon.org.uk