Hospice is Hartlepool pupils’ chosen charity

PARTNERSHIP: Youngsters from Golden Flatts Primary School joined head teacher Sue Sharpe (seated, right) to hand over a donation to Hartlepool & District Hospice fundraiser Janice Forbes
PARTNERSHIP: Youngsters from Golden Flatts Primary School joined head teacher Sue Sharpe (seated, right) to hand over a donation to Hartlepool & District Hospice fundraiser Janice Forbes

KIND-HEARTED pupils at a Hartlepool school have adopted the town’s hospice as their chosen charity of the year.

Staff and youngsters at Golden Flatts Primary School will take part in a host of fun events with all proceeds going to Hartlepool and District Hospice.

The school on Seaton Lane has already raised £65 for the cause after teacher’s took a dunking in the recent Ice Bucket Challenge charity craze.

Hospice representatives thanked Golden Flatts for their support when they visited the school just before half term on Friday.

Members of the school council met hospice fundraiser Jan Forbes who gratefully collected the money from the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Janice said: “We are delighted that Golden Flatts have adopted the hospice and we are really looking forward to working with them throughout the next year.

“It was a pleasure to come to the assembly and meet the students and staff.”

The next fundraiser by the school will be a Reindeer Dash by students around the school field before their Christmas dinner on December 11.

Pupils will make their own antlers and there will be a prize for the best ones.

And in the new year they will be wearing purple for the day, again for the hospice.

Golden Flatts headteacher Sue Sharpe said: “We are really pleased to be supporting such a fantastic local cause.”

Jan added: “If any other schools would like to adopt the hospice or take part in their own Reindeer Dash please contact me.”

You can contact Jan at the hospice in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, or call her on (01429) 855536.