Sporting students help raise funds for charity

Barnard Castle School

Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Sporting students help raise funds for charity

INTERNATIONAL boarders tackle teachers for lifesaving op.

INTERNATIONAL students took on staff in a charity football match to help send a young boy abroad for life-saving treatment.

Boarders at Barnard Castle School made a donation to tackle their teachers on the pitch in a friendly international fundraiser.

Proceeds have been donated to Bradley Lowery, the five-year-old Sunderland fan who needs to raise £700,000 for life-saving treatment in America.

Bradley was first diagnosed in 2013 with neuroblastoma. After chemotherapy and a number of operations he went into remission in 2015. But it returned for a second time and Bradley’s family hope treatment in the United States will save his life.

Barnard Castle School teacher and Sunderland fan Nick Connor said: “Football has always been apart of my life. My grandfather played for Sunderland and Scotland from 1929 to 1939 and I have two nephews who play for the Foundation of Light.

“I was watching the match when Everton donated £200,000 to Bradley and while our efforts pale by comparison with £100 it was great to mobilise the help of our international students and organise a charity match.

“Our foreign students integrate so well into the school and the local community. They have a great work ethic and they love their football. The match was fabulous fun and we all wish Bradley the very best with his treatment.”