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School’s breakfast fundraiser a huge success thanks to local business

by Guy Murphy

Kirkby C of E Primary School raised over £800 for a local breast cancer charity with the support of a local business, The Coffee House.

The school held a breakfast event for parents, teachers and pupils, with pupils also encouraged to wear pink for the day. All money raised was for Breast Mates a Knowsley-based charity which offers support and information to people with breast cancer.

Representatives from Breast Mates also attended the event and were on hand to discuss cancer support with anyone who wished to speak to them.

The Coffee House, which opened in Kirkby town centre in August this year, provided the school with their home-baked baps and bread, along with sausages, bacon and takeout cups. Staff also stayed throughout the morning to cook and support the school staff with the event.

In total the school raised £851.62 for the charity.

Elaine Parr, Extended Services Manager at Kirkby C of E Primary School, said: “I was delighted that we were able to raise such a huge sum for the charity. A big part of the success is due to the incredibly generous support we had from The Coffee House”.

“I know the impact that Breast Mates has, and how funds like this can support the charity to continue its vital work across Knowsley.”

Lizzie Clarke, Head of Marketing at The Coffee House, added: “Whilst we only opened in Kirkby a few months ago, we already feel part of the community. It’s massively important to us to help local causes. To be able to support both the school and a local charity has been a pleasure. I’m delighted that so much money was raised for Breast Mates, a fantastic charity that does amazing work in the local community.”