Warriors spirit raises vital funds for cancer charity

COMMUNITY conscious youngsters at Copley Academy have raised more than £300 for a Stalybridge-based charity.And there was double pleasure for 12-year-old Paige Willocks as she helped present a cheque for £315 to volunteer run Cancer Warriors.

Year eight pupil Paige is also one of the youth volunteers for the Melbourne Street centre which offers counselling, a range of holistic therapies and benefits and welfare advice.

The money was raised via a cake sale and raffle with a top prize of a signed Manchester United shirt.

“Our students are very outward facing and are socially aware of many of the different issues that exist in 2019,” said Copley’s assistant principal Jo Tidbury.

“Last year we raised around £2,000 and donated to Tameside Foodbank in relation to youngsters having increased awareness of homelessness around Greater Manchester.

“They have often been the driving force for wanting to get involved in different charitable projects.”

The Huddersfield Road school is currently raising money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

For more information on Cancer Warriors drop into the centre at 71 Melbourne Street, visit their website www.cancerwarriors.co.uk or email cancerwarriors@mail.com or ring
0161 338 5010.

Pictured: Paige Willocks, Cancer Warriors Youth volunteer; Cassandra Willocks, CW treasurer; Jo Tidbury, assistant principal at Copley Academy; and Steph Fitton, CW operaional lead.

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