Mar 17 2011 By Staff Reporter
SIXTHFORMERS at Wallasey School are limbering up for a year of challenges for Hoylake Cottage.
Sam Shaw and Jonathan Loydon, both 18, have pledged to raise £3,000 in sponsorship for a marathon Inca Trail trek next year.
Backed by fellow pupils and staff, the boys are spearheading a campaign of fundraising.
Sam, of Wallasey, said: "We wanted to do some fundraising because it’s better than sitting in front of an X-Box. We know Hoylake Cottage need a lot of help and I think it’s good to help old people, especially those with dementia.
"We’ve sent out a letter to everyone in the school asking for ideas for fundraising events and we will be organising things throughout the year. And we want the fundraising to carry on after we leave school so it becomes an ongoing commitment."
A group of teachers last year raised £1,000 for Hoylake Cottage after being sponsored to take part in the Wirral Coastal Walk.
They are planning to repeat the walk this year, with a bigger group of teachers and with pupils.
Hoylake Cottage fundraising manager Emma Keenan said: "The boys have come up with this plan themselves and they are encouraging all their school mates to support them. We think they are brilliant."
Anyone interested in finding out more about raising money for Hoylake Cottage should contact Emma on 632 7302 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org