Friday 8th July was a non-uniform day in remembrance of former Culcheth High School student, Patric Wilson, who sadly passed away earlier this year. We plan to make this an annual event, and as Patric was such an avid Liverpool FC supporter we encouraged staff and students to wear their preferred team’s kit/colours. History teacher, Miss Morgan, even bravely faced ridicule by donning a Liverpool FC shirt for the day, despite being a staunch Manchester United FC fan – raising over £300 in sponsorship for her humiliation!

The Teenage Cancer Trust supported Year 9 students during Activities Week to plan and deliver fund-raising activities (including a raffle where a signed LFC shirt, kindly donated by LFC is for grabs) and the students sold badges and wristbands around school also. Harry Abbey, Jack Martin and Harry Garbutt were members of the Treasure Trust team who really took the charity activity to heart by asking local shops to donate prizes for the TCT. Many thanks to all those who kindly donated the fabulous raffle prizes – Liverpool FC, Catering Academy, The Raj, TUGO Foods, Team Manchester at Hologic and Sainsbury’s Culcheth, without who we could not have raised such a fantastic amount for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As part of their charity event the team did a treasure map and a ‘guess the sweets in a jar’ which also had a £15 iTunes voucher attached which was donated by Sainsburys. The All American Sweet Shop donated a sweet hamper and the newsagents donated other sweets as well. Grace Robinson, Maddison McCann and Anya Chappel Stott also did their stall which was the Bean Roulette which won first prize in the Activities Week. Raffle tickets (£1) will still be on sale until Wednesday 20th July (both in school and at LiveWire reception), with the draw being made during the final assembly on Wednesday 20th July.

Thanks also to Year 7 for donating the £24 raised by their Euro 2016 sweepstake to the Teenage Cancer Trust fund.