31 January 2024

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Generous Priory pupils raised £521 for St Catherine’s Hospice – and got to wear their favourite clothes in school!

The school held a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ and also a ‘House Colours Day’ and from these two days raised funds for St Catherine’s Hospice, which cares for patients and families across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble who are affected by life-shortening conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure.

The pupils also had a Learning for Life session learning about the vital work St Catherine’s carry out.

Ms Smith, Lead Practitioner for Personal Development, said: “It was informative for the pupils to hear about the work St Catherine’s do and understand the charity they were donating to.

“It looked great in the end of term full school assembly to see pupils decked out in their house colours of red, blue, yellow and green.”

St Catherine’s Corporate Engagement Officer Sophie Yaeger hopes to work more closely with schools and was delighted to visit Priory and collect the cheque.

“It’s amazing and every penny does count. We are a local charity and we want to get more schools involved and educate pupils about the work of the hospice. It’s lovely to visit Priory and we can’t thank everyone enough for raising £521 for us – it truly is appreciated and will make a difference.”

Tags: Learning for Life Community Fundraising