Fulford School students May Beth Madill Parker and Peter Clarke have both been touched by the plight of little Jamie Inglis who suffers from Neuroblastoma and have decided to do something to help his ‘Keep Jamie Smiling’ fundraising campaign. The campaign is hoping to raise £250,000 in order to send Jamie to Germany for potentially life saving treatment.
May Beth, aged 13, will be undertaking a 10k swim (400 lengths) challenge on Sunday 15th July at Energise Sports Centre in Acomb, where she trains with the Ebor Lifesaving Club. Whilst Peter, aged 13, will be cycling from York to Selby and back on the 14th July – a distance of well over 25 miles.
Steven Smith, Headmaster at Fulford School commented:
“It always amazes me when some adults, and unfortunately politicians, always criticize young people especially for their perceived lack of community spirit and get up and go. Consequently it is really heart warming to heat about the exploits of May Beth Madill Parker and Peter Clarke, Year 8 students at Fulford School, who are doing all they can in order to help raise the £250,000 required on behalf of the Jamie Inglis Neuroblastoma appeal. I wish them both every success; their efforts show real dedication and a wonderful sense of community spirit and compassion. It is especially apt and commendable that May Beth and Peter are undertaking such an epic sporting challenge this year, the year of London Olympics”
Those who would like to support the Jamie Inglis Appeal by sponsoring May Beth or Peter can do so by visiting their Just Giving pages at:
A successful cake sale was also organised in school with students, staff and parents contributing delicious cakes, biscuits and buns and £178.40 was raised to add to Jamie’s appeal.
Photographs of the events to follow.