Saxon Hill School – a special needs school in Lichfield – played host to Santa and his reindeer this Saturday when he went to visit and support a charity Christmas fare.
The three charities Anthony Nolan Trust, Live Life & Give Life and Saxon Hill Community Café benefited from local peoples generosity. The event encompassed food, fun & festivities resulting in £2,735 being raised and shared evenly between the 3 charities.
The event was organised by two local Lichfield girls Margret Candlish, a teacher at Saxon Hill School, and her close friend, Rachel Prosser for charities close to their hearts.
Margret is passionate about the Saxon Hill community café that the school is currently trying to fund to enable some of their pupils to learn first-hand how to adapt to a working environment.
11 years ago Rachel was diagnosed with leukaemia and is now waiting for a singular lung transplant so was inspired to organise the event to raised awareness as well as money. Rachel highlighted "I want to let everyone know about organ donation and the Anthony Nolan Trust as Anthony Nolan gave me a second chance at life now I want my third chance through organ donation. My aim is to get as many people as possible signed up to these register as there are 10,000 people currently waiting for a transplant."
Over 300 people attended the event including Lichfield’s local MP, Michael Fabricant, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Bernard Derrick and his Consort, Judith Derrick.
Michael Fabricant stated, "The initiative of these girls is inspiring. I thoroughly support all these causes and look forward to next year’s event!"
If you’d like more information about these topics please see: Anthony Nolan Trust www.anthonynolan.org, Live Life the Give Life www.lltgl.org, Saxon Hill Community Cafe www.saxonhill.staffs.sch.uk