Catshill staff raising money for life changing operation for pupil

FUNDRAISING APPEAL: Staff at Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College are supporting pupil Mason Jackson, who needs £15,000 for a life-changing operation. SP

FUNDRAISING APPEAL: Staff at Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College are supporting pupil Mason Jackson, who needs £15,000 for a life-changing operation. SP

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KIND-HEARTED staff at a Catshill school will be climbing new heights to help fund a life-changing operation for one of their pupils.

Teacher Rebecca Sabel and teaching assistants Claire Evans, Michael Farrand and Rachael Evans, of Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College, will take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for their pupil Mason Jackson.

The 12-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, needs £15,000 for the muscle-loosening procedure Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which is not available on the NHS, and the fundraising foursome hope to give his campaign a financial boost.

Mrs Sabel, who has taught Mason at the Meadow Road-based school since January, said: “We all wanted to contribute towards the appeal because we can see the huge difference the operation will have.

“Mason is such an enthusiastic person who is always smiling and laughing and he is a real pleasure to teach.

“We all felt it was important to offer our help to him and his family.”

The team’s physical challenge, which will start on Monday, August 18 at 5pm, involves climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.

Mrs Sabel, 26, who lives in Bromsgrove, added: “None of us have ever done anything quite like this before so we are somewhat out of our comfort zone.

“However we completed a practice walk recently which went really well so we are now just excited to take on the challenge.”

Mason’s family are just £5,600 short of being able to pay for the life-changing operation and have expressed their thanks to the generous teachers for their support.

To donate towards Mason’s appeal visit justgiving.com/masonsdr.

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