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Clarendon Academy nets cash as thank you to charity
6:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013 in Trowbridge
Pupils from Clarendon Academy took part in a week-long football match to help raise money for the charity that helped the family of Quinton Barham, the young footballer who suffered a cardiac arrest during a match last month.
The match was set up by Quinton’s friends from Year Nine and pupils had to pay £1 to play, with spectators also making donations.
Toby Brewer, 14, said: “We wanted to do something that involved everyone and football. We went round the school asking everyone to play. Even the teachers had come to watch and play.”
The matches, which took place every lunchtime this week, were played by different year groups and members of staff.
The money raised will go to Ronald McDonald House, which provides meals and accommodation for parents of sick children and allows them to be close by to their child’s medical team.
The pupil’s family stayed in Ronald McDonald House Bristol for the duration of his month-long stay in Bristol Children’s Hospital.
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