We are supporting Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield as our chosen charity this term. A representative from the hospice came into school last week and met with School Council to explain the importance of the hospice in supporting children with life-limiting illnesses. Many of the children that they support have no clear medical diagnosis and have very complex needs. This has a huge impact on family life so the work of the hospice includes not only supporting the poorly child but also parents and siblings. Some children are too ill to travel to the hospice so specialist staff are deployed to their homes instead.

School Council and a representative from the hospice delivered an assembly last week to the whole school to explain this work and the challenge that we have set ourselves: 500 miles for Forget Me Not. That’s a sponsored run by the whole school, children and staff too, to total 4000 laps of our sports pitch. The children have chosen whether they consider themselves trainees, improvers or athletes, with some running more laps than others, dependent on ability.

Children will complete their challenge during Games lessons this week and next and we are hoping to get a few parents involved too on Friday when they come for the Royal Wedding celebrations as we might be  a few laps short of the target!

To see more of the fantastic work this charity do please click here

The children of Brontë House have put this video together to show you just how much it means to them.

Please give generously for this fantastic cause.