Shropshire Star

Children show off their skills to help hospital

A school has raised over £200 this year after students began showcasing their talents for charity.


Hillcrest Shifnal School headteacher David Coles said the fundraising had created a huge sense of achievement amongst his pupils.

“Students who attend Hillcrest Shifnal School have a range of complex needs,” said Mr Coles. “Some will have associated learning difficulties and typically all will have encountered negative educational experiences or disruption, consequently lacking confidence.

“The students are proud to have been a part of a project they know will benefit others who are in need,” he added.

The fundraising efforts began after year 9 student Ryan Jeynes was discovered to be a promising DJ. His performance at a school disco raised money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital - his chosen charity.

Following on from this, two other students sang live performances at the European Telford Market, and the school also held a Grand Charity Brunch.

To celebrate their fundraising efforts, the young DJ and a teacher were given a tour of Birmingham Children’s Hospital by a charity representative.

Miranda Williams, from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to all of the pupils and staff who hosted the events as well as the people who attended and donated to our charity throughout.

“The money raised will help us in our plight to help make a difference to our 90,000 sick kids and their families.”