Visiting Dane Royd Junior School for Help for Heroes

Today I visited Dane Royd Junior school along with Maggie Kirkness, whose son David was tragically killed in Afghanistan on 15th December last year. David Kirkness was a very popular local lad who attended Dane Royd when he was younger.

Maggie has been tirelessly fundraising for Help for Heroes – which is a charity for those wounded in Britain’s current conflicts. She is keen to raise as much money as possible for this charity, in memory of her son.

She thought it would be an excellent idea for schools in our area to have a non-uniform day – where kids can donate £1 to Help for Heroes. So I wrote out to all our local schools on Maggie’s behalf suggesting this, and the response has been fantastic.

By holding a non-uniform day last Friday, Dane Royd Junior School raised an impressive £500, with £250 going to the Help for Heroes charity and the other £250 going to another good cause – Sport Relief.

Lot’s of other schools in our district are getting involved too – and Maggie hopes to make this an event for schools right across the country in order to raise more funds for the charity.

I want to praise the excellent work that Maggie is doing for Help for Heroes, and thank the pupils at Dane Royd Junior School for taking part.

If you would like to get more involved or would like more information, you can contact my constituency office on 01924 898158 or visit the Help for Heroes website

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Posted March 26th, 2010 by Ed