Kids raise a smile - and cash - for disabled charity

Caton St Paul's head Karen Price with Olivia Kilburn (Head Girl,) Ethan Burkhart (Head Boy) and Denise Armer and Jane Halpin from Unique Kidz and Co.
Caton St Paul's head Karen Price with Olivia Kilburn (Head Girl,) Ethan Burkhart (Head Boy) and Denise Armer and Jane Halpin from Unique Kidz and Co.

Children, staff, parents and supporters of Caton St Paul’s CE Primary School in Brookhouse have raised a massive £3,008.81from their 100 miles for hundreds of smiles campaign for Unique Kidz and Co.

The school started a partnership with the charity last year and the first challenge involved a team of 15 staff, parents and friends of the school who completed a 100 mile cycle challenge in the local area.

Keen to follow the cycling team’s example, the 145 pupils of Caton St Paulss were not left on the sidelines in the ‘100 miles for 100s of smiles’ challenge!

The whole school took part in a challenge to complete a 100 mile relay on the school field. involving every child from two to 11.

Head Karen Price said: “Our partnership with Unique Kidz and Co is about sharing ideas and themes and best practice in both our after school clubs.

We believe it’s very important that the children at St Paul’s develop an understanding of life for children outside of their own school to broaden their horizons and build their understanding of differences.

“We truly admire the work the charity does and want to support it in any way we can and that’s why we are now fundraising for Unique Kidz and Co on an on-going basis.

This year we are planning a cycle challenge from St Paul’s Cathedral in London back to St Paul’s School and lots of other cycling and walking activities, followed by a Summer Fair and Tea Party at the school. We are also planning lots of shared after school activities with our after of school clubs.”

Denise Armer, co-founder of Unique Kidz and Co, said: “We want to really thank everyone who took part in the ‘100 miles for 100s of smiles’ challenge.

“They have raised a fabulous amount for the charity which we will put to very good use supporting disabled children and their families in the North Lancashire area. Our partnership with St Paul’s school benefits both our after school clubs and it will be really lovely to see our children working together.”