Community inter-school centenary football game raises £1,100 for Save the Children

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West Kirby School and College have held a special community charity match against Clare Mount Specialist Sports College at Tranmere Rovers as part of their centenary celebrations.

The game between the two local specialist SEN schools was played by staff teams, together with guest legends including Joe Murphy of Tranmere Rovers.

The game ended with a 6-0 win to Clare Mount, after which a cup was presented to the winners by Anthony Shone, President of West Kirby Educational Trust.

A total of £1,100 was raised for Save the Children, the charity nominated by pupils of West Kirby School.

Lesley Crombie, from Save the Children said: “This is an amazing amount of money! This donation will contribute to our Emergency Fund, which is used by Save the Children to support disasters that occur in this country and abroad, particularly Ukraine, Gaze, Somalia & Yemen. As well as everyday use in the UK. Thank you so much.”

Sian Thomas, Headteacher and CEO of West Kirby School, said: “It was a real family event and an absolutely enjoyable evening.

“The end result was that £1100 was raised for Save The Children. It was amazing.”

Mr Keefe, Deputy Headteacher of Clare Mount Specialist Sports College said: “The game was played in a great spirit which brought our two school communities together, including staff on the field as well as pupils and parents spectating. Hopefully this can be the start of an annual fixture. Congratulations on 100 years.”