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Warwickshire’s Crescent School Raises £1,669 for vital children’s charity

Warwickshire’s Crescent School Raises £1,669 for vital children’s charity

On Friday 23 February, the children at Crescent School in Bilton, Rugby, were pleased to present a cheque for £1,669.18 to the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

The preparatory coeducational day school welcomed Blade, the Children’s Air Ambulance’s official superhero mascot, and Anoushka Brown, Youth Development Manager, into school to receive the generous funds to support the lifesaving children’s charity.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national charity changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The kind-hearted pupils at the Crescent School fundraised for the charity last term. Amongst their many different fundraising activities the school’s council held a superheroes and everyday heroes non-uniform day and a superhero art competition. They also organised lots of fundraising games and competitions for their fellow pupils to take part in. The school’s Parents’ Association, the Friends of Crescent, supported the children’s fundraising too, with a grand prize raffle at their Christmas Bazaar, and donations were also collected at the school’s Christmas Carol Concert.

In assembly, Anoushka spoke to the children about the lifesaving work of the charity explaining how it relies on donations to fund its work. She then caused much excitement when she introduced their superhero mascot, Blade, to the pupils.

“The children really engaged with the fundraising for the Children’s Air Ambulance and together with our wider school community they raised an incredible amount. It’s so important for our pupils to understand how if we work together, we can help each other,” said Emma Clark, Teacher and School Council Lead at Crescent School.

Anoushka Brown, Youth Development Manager at Children’s Air Ambulance, added: “We are incredibly grateful to all the pupils, teachers and parents at Crescent School for choosing to support our lifesaving charity and for raising such a fantastic amount.

“These vital funds will support our lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK. Without support from the local community, our high-speed transfers wouldn’t be able to continue. Each mission cost £3,600 but we receive no government or National Lottery funding, so every penny raised helps us keep our helicopters flying.”

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