Bringing community together: Tameside Primary Academy raises over £800 for local neonatal charity

Tameside Primary Academy in Wednesbury celebrates its successful fundraising efforts for Libby Mae’s Little Angels charity after raising an impressive £856.

Libby Mae’s Little Angels, a small, family-run neonatal charity, provides essential medical equipment and resources for new-borns requiring specialist intensive care to eighteen neonatal units across the Midlands.

This includes the renovation of accommodation rooms, which provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for families who stay at hospital during their baby’s treatment.

Founded in 2013 by Charlotte Sharratt and her family, the charity was established following the heart-breaking loss of her daughter at just two weeks, during which time Libby was under 100% intensive care in hospital.

To help raise vital funds for this inspirational cause, Tameside Primary Academy hosted a fun-packed fundraising event, featuring a range of activities including raffles, a sponsored non-uniform day and Connect 4 tournament for staff and pupils across the school.

The fundraising event concluded during a lively whole school assembly, where the Connect 4 finalists battled it out for the title of School Champion before the grand total of £856 was announced.

Mitchell Hill, Principal of Tameside Primary Academy, commented: “The incredible amount of money raised by our pupils, staff and families is a testament to our strong community ethos, dedication and compassion to giving back.

“We are proud to support such a worthy cause, especially as we have members of staff who are personal representatives of the charity outside of school. The hard work of Libby Mae’s Angels is truly inspiring, and we thank our families for their amazing support and contributions.”

Tameside Primary Academy prides itself on having close working partnerships with families and the wider community, promoting a caring and inclusive atmosphere that demonstrates an awareness and proactive care for commendable causes and events outside as well as in school.

This achievement is reflective of the school’s continuing success after having recently received an Ofsted judgement of Good with Outstanding features.

Charlotte Sharratt, founder of Libby Mae’s Little Angels, said: “We are honoured and so grateful to everyone at Tameside for their amazing fundraising efforts. I was left speechless when Mr Hale announced the amount that had been raised for us. 

“This will really help with providing our local neonatal units with much needed resources. Thank you so much.”

The charity has raised a grand total of over £500,000 to date.

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