Crossley Fields School in Mirfield has raised nearly £4,000 for Kirkwood Hospice in memory of teacher Laura Cook, who died last year

Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School held a bake sale in September as part of Kirkwood’s “Big Get Together” campaign, then participated in the Reindeer Dash in December.

The bake sale brought in £791 and the Reindeer Dash raised £3,068.88 making a total of £3,859.88.

The money was donated to the hospice in memory of teacher Laura Cook, who died last October after a battle with cancer.

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Fundraising events included the Reindeer Dash in December

Laura and her family were supported by the specially trained team at Kirkwood Hospice.

School spokesperson Sarah Brady said: “For the bake sale, the children loved getting involved in their cooking skills at school and at home. We were absolutely inundated with products from bakery of all our fantastic families.

“The Reindeer Dash was great fun too. Each kid had a set of antlers and a red nose, and spent a lot of time outdoors, charging, and getting lots of exercise.

“They were sponsored by their friends and loved ones, who were super generous as always.

“We also hope to hold another bake sale in March, linked to World Book Day and the launch of our new library in memory of Mrs Cook – our much missed colleague and friend, and our connection to Kirkwood.”

Speaking about the fundraiser, 11-year-old pupil Hadley said: “The experience made me happy for the people who receive the money and proud to be able to help the hospice.

“My favorite event was the Reindeer Dash because of the exercise we had to do.”

Anniyah, also 11, said: “It felt good to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice because my uncle was there.

“I feel like I made a difference for the people who go there.

“My favorite event was the bake sale because baking was so much fun.”

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