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Our super school supporters

We have some wonderful schools organising fundraising events in aid of Asthma UK.

Since January 2016, 50 primary and secondary schools have held fundraising events for Asthma UK. Here, find out why three of these schools got involved - and what they did to raise money.

Exmoor coast federation's 'Big walk' 2016

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School: Exmoor Coast Federation, a collection of six schools from south-west England

Activity: A sponsored Big Walk, with each school taking turns to walk different sections of the route.

Why they got involved: Tragically, pupil Louis Griffiths died of an asthma attack aged 10 - the event was inspired by his memory.

What they achieved: The Federation raised over £4,000 for Asthma UK. The schools also set up a new asthma policy, to improve understanding about asthma among teachers and pupils.

Priestnall School

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School: Priestnall School, Stockport

Activity: The school organised a range of activities over a week, including a 'dress purple' day.

Why they got involved: One of the school's year 11 pupils, Luke Senior, had a serious asthma attack at home and later died. The school community was devastated and wanted to contribute to Asthma UK's vital research.

What they achieved: The school raised £1,597 for Asthma UK.

Lytchett Minster Schools' 'Sandwalk' 2016

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School: Lytchett Minster School

Activity: A sponsored 'sandwalk' along Poole and Bournemouth beaches.

Why they got involved: Very sadly, year 9 pupil and keen cricketer Ed Kent died of an asthma attack in November 2015. The school organised the sponsored sandwalk in Ed's memory.

What they achieved: "This year's walk raised more than £20,000, a fitting testament to Ed," says co-ordinator Simon. "All students purchased an Asthma UK t-shirt with a cricket themed logo on the back. The day was bright and breezy, perfect conditions for a bracing seaside walk for a good cause."


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