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£1,334raised of £750 target by 74 supporters

Weʼre raising £750 to support Crowdys Hill School, Swindon www.crowdyshill.swindon.sch.uk

SWINDON

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On the 18th of October 2018 Ciaron McCandless passed away just 12 days before his 18th birthday. Ciaron attended Crowdys Hill School for the past three years, spending the last two years as part of the sixth form.

He was initially worried about starting at a new school, but Ciaron immediately felt comfortable and this is a testimony to the wonderful teaching in Crowdys. Ciaron had attended mainstream education for most of his life but it wasn't until he joined Crowdys that he began to blossom, both educationally and socially.

By joining Crowdys, Ciaron was able to fulfil his ambition of joining a football club - JBFC (Julie Bowers Football Club - Julie was also Ciaron's sports teacher), and in his first full season helped the club win their first championship, something he was incredibly proud of - he said they couldn't have done it without him!

Ciaron also had the opportunity to engage in work experience, working at The Hub on Clive Parade - The Hub is a cafe/shop which is run between Crowdys and The Night Shelter.

The wonderful work of all the staff & students at Crowdys made a massive difference to the last few years of Ciarons' life. We know they rely on fundraising, organised by The Friends of Crowdys Hill, for many of the opportunities they are able to offer their students and, in memory of Ciaron we would like to raise funds to enable this enrichment. The Friends of Crowdys Hill School Charity allows the school to buy additional equipment and resources to further enhance what they are able to offer to their students.

The first fundraising challenge is for a friend of ours, Sue Learoyd-Smith, to run the London Marathon on 28th April, 2019. Once she has completed the distance, she will be taking part in an assembly at Crowdys to present a cheque for the amount raised, and to talk to the students about the event.

We hope this is just the first of many events to raise money for Crowdys in memory of our son, Ciaron x

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  • Crowdys Hill School24 days ago
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    24 days ago
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    Wow, what can we say. This is an amazing achievement.

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  • Crowdys Hill School1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Well we have arrived at Marathon day, all the hard work training has now come to an end and it's time for Sue to enjoy the run. Although I'm sure she'll never tell you it's enjoyable running for 26 miles. At least it's nice a cool today. Once again we would like to say how grateful we are for the support that's been shown. Here's a photo of Sue picking up her race number, so if you're watching on TV or in person you can look out for her as she runs past. Feel free to shout words of encouragement. Yes she really is that small. :D

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    1 month ago

    The last training session took in a very scenic route. Perfect place for a quick break and photo opportunity. #SmilingFromAbove #Ciaron

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Page last updated on: 5/4/2019 11.19

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  • Jordan

    Jordan

    May 4, 2019

    Ciaron used to joke that once he was 18 he could finally have a massage just like his parents. It broke our hearts knowing that that never happened. He lightened up our working days.Sorry its not much

    £10.00

  • Angie Gunter

    Angie Gunter

    May 1, 2019

    xx

    £20.00

  • Robert

    Robert

    May 1, 2019

    Well done

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 29, 2019

    £10.00

  • Helen Wraight

    Helen Wraight

    Apr 28, 2019

    Brilliant Sue, you're my hero !

    £10.00

  • Lavinia Colley

    Lavinia Colley

    Apr 28, 2019

    Have a brilliant marathon Sue - so pleased I could share some of your (short) training runs! Enjoy the experience and look forward to seeing the bling next week. Vinny xx

  • Nerys Lewis

    Nerys Lewis

    Apr 28, 2019

    Good luck Sue!!

    £10.00

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Crowdys Hill School

Crowdys Hill School

SWINDON

A special needs school which caters for children with Moderate and Complex learning needs as well as associated medical conditions including Autism (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), diabetes, epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy.

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