It's A Knockout!

On Saturday 26th June, ten Year 9 students led by Team leader Grace Moore, took part in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition at Greetland Community Centre to help raise money for a charity called Amelie’s Fund.  

Amelie’s Fund is a charity set up by Amelie’s family to help raise awareness of her condition. Amelie has a rare chromosomal disorder called Russell-Silver Syndrome. She has a range of medical problems associated with her condition and the fund helps Amelie and her family have an easier life, it also helps other families in similar situations. Amelie spent a long time in Manchester children’s hospital at the end of last year having major surgery, luckily her mum was able to be with her and that was thanks to the Ronald McDonald house, as it was vital for Amelie’s recovery to have her mum nearby. Some of the money raised this year will go to the Ronald McDonald house as way of a thank you.

We took part in the kids’ event with eight other teams, three teams running at a time. There were three different inflatable courses which consisted of various wet and dry tasks and we had to work as a tag team with each member taking a turn. We were very competitive with some members of the team literally flying over the obstacles!

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As the weather closed in around us threatening thunder storms, all teams managed to complete the course and unbelievably we won first place. We were all very wet and cold by the end but it was worth it to raise so much money £559 in total for such a special little girl.

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Everyone agreed it was brilliant fun and we cannot wait to sign up for next year when we will take part in the adult event…….who is coming to join us?

The team with Amelie:

Louise Grimshaw, Caitlin Pickering, Josh Pickering, Jessica Senior, Jessica Bell, Megan Forbes, Quanisha Lewis, Annabel Williams, Abbie Gooseman & organiser Grace Moore


You can find out more about Amelie as she has a fantastic website called Amelie’s Big World at  where you can also make a donation to Amelie’s fund.

By Grace Moore, Year 9 student.

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