A NATIONAL charity will benefit from a fantastic fundraising drive at a local school after they smashed their target and more than quadrupled it.
West Walton Primary School signed up to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s ‘£600 in 6 weeks’ Challenge as Year 6 pupil Bethany Lee suffers from the debilitating condition.
Within the first week, they had already raised £300 and continued their fundraising momentum over the course of the challenge. At the end of the six weeks, they had raised £2,570.
The money was presented to a representative from the CF Trust in a school assembly on Friday.
Bethany’s mum, Linda Little, has been astounded by the efforts of pupils to raise the cash in her daughter’s name.
The CF Trust were holding a massive fundraising appeal to raise £6 million by the end of October for the next stage of a gene therapy trial. So far more than £1.5 million has been raised and the deadline has been extended to allow more money to come in.
Funding for the programme has been agreed in principle, to the delight of the Trust, but there is still a long way to go before the trial could potentially start.
The Trust is still fundraising in a bid to raise the whole amount needed to for the trial to go ahead.