Marshland High students raise cash for charity's mini bus appeal with non-uniform day
STUDENTS at Marshland High School held a non-uniform day and raised �683.21 towards the cost of a specially adapted mini bus for disabled people enjoying a holiday in Norfolk. Park House, Sandringham, is operated by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability
STUDENTS at Marshland High School held a non-uniform day and raised �683.21 towards the cost of a specially adapted mini bus for disabled people enjoying a holiday in Norfolk.
Park House, Sandringham, is operated by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. It enables disabled people and their carers or companions to have a holiday or respite break.
Specialist disabled facilities and equipment is available but a new mini bus is urgently needed and will cost around �38,000.
Students have heard all about Park House from Phil Davies, who has supported the school for around 15 years on work preparation days and as a business tutor for the Make Your Mark Challenge.
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Mr Davis volunteers two days a week driving the mini bus.
In the summer Mr Davis was one of three men to take part in a sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money and also went without presents on his 60th birthday.
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Careers manager Catherine Gurney said: "I feel this is a worthy cause as I have visited Park house several times and know the good work they do and how much it is appreciated by the people who visit.
"I also feel that as Mr Davies is prepared to go without any presents on his 60th birthday and give his time and energy to cycle 1000 miles to raise money for Park House it is an opportunity for students at Marshland High School to show our appreciation for all the support he has given us by giving him our support.