Further to the previous reports regarding the 30 for 30 challenge for Hospice at Home; Workington Academy Sixth Form students have attended an awards ceremony in recognition for the money raised for the charity. In total they raised £907.85. The students have written a short piece about the event below.
The event was held at Finkle Street on Thursday 14 September to recognise the efforts of teams who had competed in the challenge. Whilst at the event we were offered the opportunity to tour the facility which offers a fantastic range of support and treatments for those with life-limiting illnesses and their carers. We were very surprised at the opportunities available, all of which are free, and include one to one and group therapy, lymphedema treatment and complementary therapies. Our favourite room was the complementary therapy room where patients can receive Reiki, massage and reflexology.
The experience has helped us all develop confidence and has improved our ability to work as a team. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thank Sealy for their contribution to the scheme and our local business advisors who visited us in school regularly and helped us to be so successful. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank other local businesses who helped us in our challenge by donating prizes for our raffle.
We all feel very strongly about supporting a charity such as Hospice at Home due to the valuable work they do for such a wide range of people and we plan to continue to support by taking part in the Moonlight Walk and conducting our own fundraising activities in school.