CHARITY-MINDED pupils and staff at Grace Academy have raised more than £1,000 for good causes in a year.
Post-16 students have been busy selling hot chocolates, cakes, biscuits and cooking a meal for Silhillians in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
The students involved in the year-long fundraising effort from Grace Academy Solihull voted to support Alzheimer’s Society this year after being shocked to discover that over 42,000 people in the UK under 65 suffer from the disease.
Post-16 manager at Grace Academy, Julie Baker, said: “I am very proud of our students for raising the money for such a fantastic charity.
“They worked hard throughout the year to raise money through various different events, giving up their own time, and were committed to promoting this charity throughout the academy.”
Ryan Stanley, community fundraiser in the Midlands for Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are so grateful to all the staff and pupils at Grace Academy Solihull for raising this incredible amount for Alzheimer’s Society.
“Dementia devastates lives; it slowly strips people of their memories, relationships and identities.
“Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer with someone developing it every three minutes.
“But we will beat dementia. Every pound raised by Grace Academy will help Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”