Exmouth school raises cash for Max’s new sports chair

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 November 2017

The family of Max was presented with the cheque for the cash raised by Marpool Primary School

The family of Max was presented with the cheque for the cash raised by Marpool Primary School


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.

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