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Kingswinford pupils go for gold to scoop charity cash
5:00pm Sunday 22nd July 2012 in Kingswinford
PUPILS at The Kingswinford School have been going for gold to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
After a year of sponsored events and fundraising, organised by the school's Olympic committee, staff and students at the Water Street campus scooped a whopping £4,753.
The cash will be split between two charities which have been chosen by pupils - MJP Cancer Care and Fanconi Hope.
The MJP group was set up in memory of Michael John Pestana, a former student at The Kingswinford School and a victim of the Ewings Sarcoma type of cancer.
Falconi Hope is a national charitable trust set up to help young children suffering with Fanconi Anaemia (FA) which is a rare genetic disorder.
The cash was presented to the charities earlier this month in the run up to the start of the London 2012 games.
Pupils have also been marking the Olympic year with a week of events themed around the games involving form challenges and alternative Olympic events like wheelchair basketball.