All eight schools who are part of Pontefract Academies Trust have had a busy few days packed full of fundraising activities to raise money for both The Prince of Wales Hospice based in Pontefract and Motor Neurone Disease (MNDA).
The six primary schools including Carleton Park Junior and Infant School, De Lacy Pontefract Primary School, Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Larks Hill Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School, The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant and Nursery School, have been celebrating hero’s! They’ve come to school dressed as teachers, Spiderman, police officers and batman to take part in a superhero sprint for The Prince of Wales Hospice to celebrate all types of hero’s.
The King’s School tackled a difficult obstacle course around their school field to raise money for both charities whilst Carleton High School enjoyed a colour run for the second year running.
Rugby league stars such as Jesse Sene-Lefao from Castleford Tigers, Luke Gale from Leeds Rhino’s and local superhero Rob Burrow have left messages of good luck and well wishes for the students at Carleton High School. There was even a surprise visit from JT the Castleford Tigers mascot at The Rookeries.
Chief Executive Officer of Pontefract Academies Trust, Julian Appleyard OBE said: “It is incredible that all eight of our schools have been able to come together to raise money for these two fantastic charities. Rugby league legend Rob Burrow has raised an incredible amount of awareness and funds for MNDA and we want to show our support to him and his family. The Prince of Wales Hospice has had an impact on many of our friends and families in Pontefract and will really benefit from our support.”
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. For more information please visit: https://www.mndassociation.org/