Orchard School Pupils Raising Funds for Blue Cross Animals

Year 10 and 11 pupils from The Orchard School, an independent school for children with additional needs aged 11 to 16 years based across three sites in Grimsby, took part in a fundraising walk to raise much needed funds for Blue Cross.

A UK based animal welfare charity, Blue Cross provides veterinary care, offers expert behavioural advice and finds homes for pets in need. The charity also offers a bereavement service, to help owners who are struggling to come to terms with the passing of their beloved pets.

The key stage 4 pupils from the Laceby site, set themselves a 4 mile challenge across The Peaks to raise funds, with the group completing a variety of practical and theory sessions in preparation for the event, to ensure the event went to plan so they could raise as much money as possible for the charity.

Steve Broderick, Executive Principal at The Orchard, said: “The group chose Blue Cross as their charity of choice as they all passionate about animals, and are keen to do their bit for animals in need. A 4 mile trek across an area that is unknown to our pupils is seriously outside of their comfort zones, however they all decided to support each other and were very determined to succeed. We are delighted to announce that the group raised a total of £460, and have enjoyed a massive boost to their having completed the challenge”.

Anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause can visit the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lacebyroadks4plp.

For more information about The Orchard School, please visit www.orchardhumber.co.uk, email info@orchardhumber.co.uk or call 01472 898498.