PUPILS at Mayfield School have benefited from a musical donation from rock star, Francis Dunnery.

The Whitehaven school was able to buy £500 worth of musical instruments after receiving the donation from Egremont-born Francis – money raised through the charity he set up in memory of his parents, the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund.

African drums, a keyboard and a number of other smaller instruments are now available to help with the children’s learning.

“We are very appreciative of the donation,” said Mayfield’s assistant head Fran Smith.

“We use music in a variety of ways to enhance the curriculum to improve the children’s knowledge, skills and self-esteem. These new instruments will add to those we already have in school to enrich the pupils’ experience.”

Mayfield’s Saturn class, made up of pupils from Years 9 and 10, received the donation from Mark Andrews, Francis’ friend and fellow fundraiser.

CKDCF raises its money by holding a concert, walk, golf day and auction every year. The charity hands out £500 every couple of months to causes that benefit local children.

To nominate a cause for a future donation visit www.ckdcf.org.

By Andrew Clarke
Published in The Whitehaven News

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