Former Premiership footballer and television personality, Danny Mills, has presented a cheque for over £2,700, on behalf of Brackenfield School, to the charity Shine of which he is a patron.
The presentation was made at a school assembly on Monday 1st December at which the school celebrated an endurance event, which was staged in June. Their sponsored event was inspired by the Tour de France and was held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The children cycled, walked, ran, and scootered circuits of the showground, and all funds were raised in aid of Shine, the charity that supports anyone affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
Danny visited the school in June to speak to pupils about the disabilities and motivate them to raise even more for individuals and families living with the conditions. Danny commented, ‘It’s really good that the pupils at Brackenfield want to find out more about the charity that they are fundraising for. I have been an avid supporter of Shine since we lost our son, Archie, due to spina bifida over ten years ago.
‘I’m always on the lookout for new challenges to help boost awareness of Shine, as well as to raise money for the charity to enable them to continue to provide support to people like my family and son. If anyone is interested in joining me – get in touch!’
Shine’s CEO Jackie Bland accepted the cheque from Danny on behalf of the charity: We are absolutely thrilled at the generosity the pupils and staff have shown at Brackenfield School.
The total is a Shine record for a school serving children up to the age of 11.
The children clearly worked very hard in their Tour event and their fantastic support will allow us to continue to provide support to people affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus right across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland.