Exmouth school raises cash for Max’s new sports chair
PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 November 2017
Pupils and staff at Marpool Primary School have helped to raise £1,800 to pay for a special wheelchair for Max to allow him to play badminton.
An Exmouth youngster has been presented with money raised by his classmates for a sports wheelchair.
Youngsters at Marpool Primary School have rallied around former fellow pupil, known as Max, who suffers with cerebral palsy.
The £1,800 wheelchair was funded by his then classmates, a charity grant and a donation and will allow him to play badminton.
Max was a Marpool Primary School student prior to him starting a specialist school in September this year.
It was after Max joined Visions Badminton Academy, at Cranford Centre, that youngster a Marpool decided to raise funds for the specialised equipment.
One of the ways they raised the cash was through a sausage designing competition held in partnership with Darts Farm earlier this year.
Through the school’s involvement with Rotakids, the youngest branch of the Rotary
Club, children were asked to design a sausage that would be handmade by Darts Farm - with £1 per pound sold going to the cause.
There were 12 finalists and three winning entries were picked – ‘Lamb-amazing’, ‘Chicky Chicky Bang Banger’ and ‘Cheddizo’.
The sale of the sausages made £267 which was further boosted by a Darts Farm breakfast, a charity grant and a donation from accountant Stephen Marlow.
More than £1,800 was raised, all of which went towards the wheelchair.
The cheque was presented to Max and his parents by Darts Farm butcher Ali in a special assembly.
A spokesperson for the school said the fundraising was a ‘brilliant team effort’ and that Max and his family were really pleased with the new wheelchair.