Coventry primary school raises funds for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry primary school raises funds for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Lauren Clarke 17th Jan, 2017

GENEROUS schoolchildren have handed over a cheque to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, based in Ash Green has raised £200 for the beloved Coventry hospice for terminally ill and life-limited children.

The children raised the money as part of a fundraising challenge for the annual charity chosen by the Romero Catholic Academy, made up of seven local primary schools and one secondary school.

The school councils within the academy, which also includes Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, St Gregory’s, St John Fisher, St Patrick’s and SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Schools and Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Secondary School, are going head-to-head to raise the most money for a good cause.

The school which raises the most money will win a prize.

Charlotte Miller, Vice Principal at Corpus Christi, said: “We were extremely pleased to welcome Jane and Zoë Bear to present them with the £200 from Corpus Christi and are excited about the sum they will soon receive from the whole academy.

“The hospice runs entirely on donations and it was excellent to hold an assembly to show the children just how important their fundraising is.

“Zoë’s Place provides a vital service to children and their families and we look forward to raising even more money for them in the future.”

The funds marked the very first donation from the Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School to the hospice, which provides care to

babies and infants with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and needs to raise £1.3 million every year to operate at full capacity.

Jane McGaffney, community fundraiser for Zoë’s Place, added: “It is amazing that all eight schools within the academy are raising money for Zoë’s Place.

“We rely entirely on donations and would not be able to do what we do without the support of our local community.

“It’s excellent to see all of the children getting involved and that they are really excited about taking part in the fundraising challenge.

“We would like to thanks Corpus Christi and the Romero Catholic Academy for their support.”

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