GALLERY: Thomas Clarkson Academy students spend all day bouncing for Billy Lee

Thomas Clarkson Academy.Trampoline world record attempt - in aid of Billy Lee and other fun events.

Thomas Clarkson Academy.Trampoline world record attempt - in aid of Billy Lee and other fun events. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Students from Thomas Clarkson Academy took part in a day-long fundraiser to help a trainee electrician who lost his leg due to cancer.

The Bounce 4 Billy event was the idea of the academy’s after school group called #bethechange, whose aim to make a positive contribution to society.

From 8.30am to 3pm, 45 students bounced on trampolines to gather donations for Billy Lee, who needs a prosthetic leg.

Mr Lee’s mother and grandmother attended the event and facetimed him so he could watch the event for himself.

Teacher Kaila Parker said: “After attending the WE conference in London last month, in which they heard from guest speakers including Richard Branson and Martin Sheen, the students decided they wanted to do something to help Mr Lee.


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“The idea of bouncing was entirely theirs and was something that was really supported by the whole academy.”

Monies are still being collected but it is thought the fundraiser total will get into the many hundreds.

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A total of £70,000 is needed to pay for Mr Lee’s prosthetic leg. More than £40,000 has so far been raised by the community.

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