SJR Raises £288 for Teenage Cancer Trust
The Cardinal in college

Students and staff raised an impressive £288 from a bake sale and a very popular game which involved throwing a wet sponge at members of staff.

The event was organised entirely by a group of new Year 12 students who are taking part in the College’s Future Medics programme. The students said, “Following a talk from guest speaker Sabina Ruta from Teenage Cancer Trust, we were inspired to support these brave individuals. We were particularly affected by hearing the stories of people our own age. We have thoroughly enjoyed raising money for this charity and are extremely proud that we have been able to contribute to such a deserving cause.”

The students proved that they aren’t just hard workers in the classroom but have a wicked sense of humour to boot, by persuading some reluctant members of staff to be pelted with wet sponges, all in the name of a worthy cause!

Those on the receiving end of the onslaught included teaching and support staff as well as Principal, Peter McGhee who commented, “These Year 12 students have already had an impact on our community and have embraced the values of St John Rigby College. Within their first few weeks of being at College, having heard from a visiting speaker from Teenage Cancer Trust they decided to do what they could to help. I have no doubt that they are well suited to their chosen career and the care of others and I was happy to support their enthusiasm and commitment by putting myself forward as a ‘wet sponge target’.

“The Future Medics programme is just one of many options within our new Elective Programme from which SJR students can learn about career pathways and increase their opportunities to progress in their chosen field. The Future Medics programme is the most established of these and I am grateful to our partners at Wrightington Hospital and the University of Manchester for all that they have done over the last four years in providing unique opportunities for our Year 12 students.”