18 June 2015

Image of A Day for Pip Event, Saturday 20th June at The Lyceum, Port Sunlight Village

Personal & guidance Tutor Chas Knight and his wife Rebecca are holding an event this Saturday (20th June) in memory of their daughter, Pip, who they tragically lost to Patau Syndrome in December last year.

A Day for Pip is being held at Port Sunlight in the Lyceum, Port Sunlight in the heart of the village from 10am-5pm and is to help raise awareness of Patau Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 13, a chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body.

Since the tragic loss of their daughter, Chas and Rebecca have dedicated themselves to raising awareness of the condition and hope to raise money through the fundraising event for Arrowe Park Hospital’s Maternity unit. A Day for Pip fundraiser will feature craft stalls, competitions, raffles, auctions and afternoon tea with all proceeds going towards the cause.

In the lead up to the event, staff and students at The Sixth Form College have rallied together to help the couple in raising money and to support the couple in honouring their daughter’s memory.

Fundraising activities have included:

  • Art Teacher, Alan Redfern, took part in the Manchester marathon in April, the Windermere Marathon  and a 10 hr treadmill ultra-marathon  in May, The Liverpool Marathon  in June and plans to complete the Ironman UK challenge in July and the brutal double Ironman challenge in September.
  • The Performing Art students are donating all of the profits made from ticket sales of their upcoming Summer Performance, “Happliy Ever After” on 24th June to A Day for Pip
  • The College’s Beauty Department  held Health & Wellbeing Days where students offered treatments including luxury Manicures and Pedicures and Hot Stone Massages and donated all proceeds to A Day for Pip.
  • Our Student Ambassador team held a Car Wash in the College’s car park for staff.
  • The College’s Art department designed postcards which they have sold/are selling at the event with all proceeds being donated to A Day for Pip.
  • The College’s Catering Staff have organised several raffles for prizes such as Easter Hampers and a Meat Hamper worth over £100.
  • Personal & Guidance Tutor, Anna Rees took part in the Liverpool Spring 10k.
  • Psychology Teacher, Rob Myatt completed a 10K fell run in the Lake District.
  • Student, Ashleigh Boden  took part in a sponsored walk in Fancy Dress.
  • Director of Finance, Karen Wiggins is compiling a College Cook Book with recipe ideas donated from members of staff which will then be sold on and all profits donated to A Day for Pip.
  • Digital Learning Advisor, Helen Bullock handmade Dreamcatchers and sold to staff, donating all profits to the cause.
  • Personal & Guidance Tutor, Sam Johnstone, has been collecting donated CD’s, DVD’s & books to sell and will have a stall at the fundraising event.
  • Personal & Guidance Tutor, Michael Crosby has been collecting any unwanted Foreign Currency to donate.

Chas commented, “I have been overwhelmed by the fantastic efforts of the staff and students. We hope the Day for Pip event on Saturday will have a fun and positive atmosphere that all the family can attend whilst still achieving our goal which is to ultimately raise awareness of Patau Syndrome, as it is something few people know about unless they have been affected by it.”

Entry to the A Day for Pip Event is free. You can make a donation to A Day for Pip here

A Day for Pip

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