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Choughs Help Fundraising Push For Local Charity

July 7, 2022

Cornwall star Harry Aaronson with Red Moor School pupils

Cornwall RLFC welcomed pupils from Red Moor School as guests of honour at the recent Betfred League 1 match against Hunslet. 

The school, situated near Bodmin, is a small independent specialist provision for young people with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs, including students on the autism spectrum or those that demonstrate behaviour associated with autism. 

Many young people also come to Red Moor with complex needs, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. 

It is important for the school to build a community feeling for their students that they can be proud to attend and make their own. 

Red Moor has a student council at the heart of their school who choose a charity annually to raise money throughout the year. 

And with staff at the school wanting to support the students in their endeavours, they have decided to launch the ‘Saints Wave’ challenge to raise money for the Wave Project.

The Wave Project is a surf therapy charity which began in Cornwall and now has branches all over the country. The charity supports young people who have similar life experiences and challenges to those that attend Red Moor. 

To raise money for the Wave Project, staff at Red Moor are taking part in a two-day challenge on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2022.

The challenge will consist of a hike and kayak along the Saints Way and  River Fowey in Cornwall from Padstow to Fowey. 

Day one will see the team walk 20 miles from Padstow to Lanlivery and the school grounds, which the Saints Way passes through. The participants will camp and rest up before heading out the next morning.

Day two will see the team kayak and or paddleboard the remaining eight miles from Lostwithiel to Fowey along the river.

Charities such as the Wave Project have such a positive and supporting impact on the families and young people who attend settings such as Red Moor, the school are delighted to support the students in raising money for such a great cause. 

The school has set a team target of £1000 and with pupils carrying out a bucket collection at the Memorial Ground last Saturday, the team are within touching distance of their target.

To help them break the £1000 mark, you can donate via Just Giving – Click Here