Monday, February 09, 2009

Children’s charity effort hits the right note

12:00pm Monday 9th February 2009

YOUNGSTERS from two local primary schools were in perfect harmony as they helped a children’s charity one step closer to its goal.

Pupils from Park View in Prestwich and Ribble Drive in Whitefield gave an hour-long choral performance at St Margaret’s Church, Prestwich, in December.

The show raised £570 and last week pupils presented a cheque to staff from Medequip4kids.

The charity is aiming to raise £250,000 for medical facilities at the women and children’s unit being built at North Manchester General Hospital.

Lindsay Southall, the charity’s community fundraiser, said: “The concert was a fantastic success and raised far more money than we ever expected.

“As we are a Prestwich-based charity, it was great to have such an event in Prestwich and the children from both schools were brilliant.

“They sang their hearts out and we wanted to say thank you for all their hard work.”

Medequip4kids got more good news when fans from Bury-based football team FC United of Manchester presented a cheque for £10,000. The money was raised when more than 100 FC United fans took part in a family fun run in Chorlton.