Youngsters raise funds for Supa Luca

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The generosity of Skerton Community High School pupils has been demonstrated as they raised £150 for Ronald Mcdonald House.

Skerton High teacher Tori Perry helped the pupils organize a non-uniform day and cake sale to raise funds after they had heard her tell them about how the Manchester-based charity had come to the aid of her friends Karen and Darren Gardiner.

In a school assembly, the children heard how their son Luca spent his first 11 weeks fighting for life in hospital in Manchester. The charity provided free accommodation right across from the hospital so Katie and Darren could be close to Luca.

With ‘Supa Luca’ well on his way to recovery, Darren and Katie decided to return the generosity of Ronald McDonald House by running the Manchester 10K.

“It was at this point that I mentioned “Supa Luca” in school and Skerton High joined in the fund-raising,” said Mrs Perry.

“The children responded brilliantly as they always do. We organized a non-uniform day and cake sale.

“One child, Rebecca Wattam, went one step further and also donated a cake she had made herself.”

In total Skerton High raised £150 which when added to the rest of the money raised makes more than £13,000.

Jo Wilkinson, a representative from Ronald McDonald House, visited school with Darren, Katie and Luca to collect the cheque.