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Eight city schools work together to raise vital funds for Zoe's Place

Shaun Reynolds 18th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

EIGHT schools across Coventry have decided to support and raise funds for Ash Green-based Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Made up of students from Cardinal Wiseman, Corpus Christi, Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, St Gregory’s, St John Fisher, St Patricks and Saints Peter & Paul, the Romero Catholic Academy secures children from the ages of four to 18 in Catholic Education in Coventry.

As part of a new challenge, pupils have been given the challenge to think up of creative ways of fundraising for the hospice with the help of staff from their school.

With ideas ranging from donating £1 for every household chore they complete to creating a colouring poster of Zoe’s Bear with 25 individual squares that can be coloured in for 50p, pupils are coming up with dozens of ideas.

Other fundraising ideas have ranged from bake offs to penalty shootouts, pyjama days and coffee mornings – even a Sunday mass at Sacred Heart Church is being planned to raise funds.

Jane McGaffney, community fundraiser for Zoë’s Place, was invited to meet the students who held a ‘Smart School Council Masterclass’ workshop.

She said: “The ideas where coming thick and fast from the pupils and there was a real buzz of excitement about them.

“They were all extremely enthusiastic as how to raise funds for Zoë’s Place.

“I shall look forward to when I meet them all again in February as to how they have got on.

“All at Zoë’s Place are enormously grateful for their support.”

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice is the only baby specific facility of its kind in the Midlands providing 24 hours care on a one on one basis.

The Hospice specialises in end-of-life care to children aged up to five years of age who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Visit www.zoes-place.org.uk for further information about Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

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