Academy raises £13k for cancer charity

Academy raises £13k for cancer charity

Students from a Durham academy have raised nearly £13,000 for charity after organising a host of fundraising events.

North Durham Academy, Stanley, chose Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity last academic year and this week presented them with a cheque for £12,921.

Highlighted events included a Wiggy Onesie day where students wore onesies or a wig in exchange for donations. Teenage Cancer Trust is now adopting this as one of its annual fundraising events.

Two Year 12 students, Callum Tonkinson and Jamie Allen, zip wired from Tyne Bridge to the Gateshead side of Quayside while Bethany Thompson shaved her head, raising £2,285.

Principal David Thornton said: “My own son was a cancer patient last year and received fantastic support from Teenage Cancer Trust. For North Durham Academy to raise such a huge amount of money makes me incredibly proud.”

Main pic: North Durham Academy students present Teenage Cancer Trust representatives with cheque