KING’S Ely students will be helping The Liam Fairhurst Foundation to improve the lives of children affected by illness and disability and their families after donating an impressive £1,100 to the charity.
After raising the funds last year through 18 different activities and stalls, such as a Hug and Compliment Booth, Welly Wanging and the ever-popular Sponge the Teacher feature, around 100 students in Osmond House welcomed 16-year old Callum Fairhurst and his father Mark to their weekly house assembly on Friday (31) to learn more about the incredible work they do to help families in need.
The charity was established by Callum’s brother Liam, who was diagnosed with cancer in July 2005 when he was just 10 years old. Liam underwent numerous courses of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and operations in an attempt to halt the illness, but sadly lost his battle with cancer in June 2009. During this time, Liam raised an incredible £7.43 million to help other children like him. Liam’s family continues his legacy.
Head of Osmond House, Sixth Form’s Toby Rudkin, commented: “We are very pleased that we have been able to help The Liam Fairhurst Foundation and we hope that the money will help to change lives for the better.”
Toby added: “We are extremely grateful to Callum and Mark for coming in to tell us what the foundation does and where the money will go.”
For more information about The Liam Fairhust Foundation, please visit www.liamfairhurstfoundation.com where you can also donate online.