Simonstone St Peter’s Church of England School ran a special fundraising day to support two of their pupils’ sponsorship drive for Pendleside Hospice.
The two pupils, Tienna and Ziana Cooper, had already taken part in the hospice’s sponsored Little Heroes walk at Towneley Park in support of their dad, Tom, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Simonstone St Peter’s school council organised a “Super Cooper Day” and raised £1,000. The day included a visit from a giant duck, a penalty shoot out, face painting, hair braiding, a bouncy castle challenge and an assault course. Prizes were donated from parents and the wider community ranging from chocolates to fitness training.
Tom and Tammy Cooper said: ‘We have been overwhelmed with generosity, support and love showed to us by the community of Simonstone. I can’t find the words to say how much I appreciate the kindness our family has been shown.”