Delicious ice cream was in “hot” demand at St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, and St Mary’s Primary School, Langho, on one of the hottest days of the year so far - and brought a welcome boost to fund-raising for a special pupil.
The donation by a kind parent of a 1950s ice cream van stocked with subsidised Moo 2 You ice cream enabled Year 9 pupils at St Augustine’s to raise money for the “Raise for Rohan” campaign. Rohan is a Year one pupil from St Mary’s who has an aggressive form of Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscle wasting disease which is likely to see him confined to a wheelchair within the next two years.
A big Disney fan, Rohan would like to meet Mickey Mouse in Florida without anybody being aware of his disability. His family are trying their best to raise the money to provide him with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The unique fund-raising idea was the brainchild of the Year 9 pupils who organised the event and served ice creams on the day. They served fellow pupils with an impressive 600 of the sweet treats in 40 minutes and a further 300 later on in the afternoon at St Mary’s.