Children from Rookwood School recently took part in a Sponsored Bounce to raise money for Salisbury based charity Lucy’s Days Out.
One hundred pupils were challenged to see how many bounces they could complete in two minutes and were sponsored for each one bounce they did. Their combined energy and enthusiasm raised £2,455 for Lucy’s Days Out.
Lucy’s Days Out enables families of children living with serious illnesses to enjoy special outings – providing a child with a reason to smile during very difficult and challenging times. The charity was the idea of Lucy Page, a courageous young girl who asked her family to set up a charity in her memory when she realized her cancer was untreatable.
Pupils from Paddocks and Rookery Schools were delighted to be able to personally present the cheque to Julie Page, Lucy’s Mum, during a special assembly. At the assembly they learnt more about the work of this inspirational charity and heard how the money they had raised would support four families to create treasured and lasting memories full of happiness and laugher.
Emma Lewis, Head of Preparatory School commented “I am extremely proud of the amazing effort, energy and enthusiasm shown by our pupils during the sponsored bounce. I am thrilled that we have raised £2,455, a staggering amount far exceeding our original expectations. I would also like to thank all of the parents who supported this event. The money collected will make such a difference to the work of Lucy’s Days Out and enable them to support even more children.”