Staff and pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe have been busy fundraising to support the Mouth Cancer Foundation.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a professional support organisation solely dedicated to helping people with mouth, throat and other head and neck cancers deal with the crisis of cancer. Through a variety of ways the charity gives resources, information and contact with people in a similar situation at a difficult time. Staff and pupils feel passionate about supporting this cause after the partner of one of the school’s teachers sadly passed away after losing his battle with the disease.
The money raised from this fundraising will go towards helping improve the support for mouth cancer sufferers and their families, as well creating awareness about the disease. Laura, who is working hard to raise money in memory of her partner, Mike, commented: “This is a very small charity which has offered both me and Mike’s family a tremendous amount of support over the past couple of months and we really want to help them continue supporting others and funding further research.”“The pupils were keen to offer their support and help; the Mouth Cancer Foundation is a small charity and needs donations to keep supporting each person going through this traumatic affair,” explained Ms Diane Keary, Head of Year 7. “We aim to use fundraising to deepen our students’ understanding and enhance their potential to become well-informed active citizens.”
“As part of the Catholic community, we actively encourage all students to get involved in charity fundraising activities,” commented Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The recent fundraising has helped raise much needed funds for, the Mouth Cancer Foundation which offers vital support to families touched by the disease. I am very proud of the way our pupils have risen to the fundraising challenge with such enterprise, energy and enthusiasm.”