Pupils at the Loreto preparatory school in Altrincham, Cheshire, raised £500 for sight-loss charity

Young charity workers at Loreto preparatory school in Altrincham, Cheshire, were told about the difficulties of life without sight when Henshaws fundraiser John Farrington collected a £500 donation.

Founded in 1837 in Trafford Park, Henshaws is the England’s oldest charity providing expert care, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss, raising over £10 million each year to support their centres in Greater Manchester and across the north.

One of their key events is a carol concert in Manchester Cathedral, where choristers from Loreto preparatory school will sing alongside top young musicians from Chetham’s School of Music.

This year the concert is on Friday, December 10, beginning at 7.30pm with tickets costing £10 adults and £5 concessions.
Mince pies and refreshments will be available on the night. For tickets, or if you’re interested in volunteering on the night, please contact 0161 786 3661 or tori.moore@henshaws.org.uk.

Henshaws is one of 14 national and international charities supported by the school on Dunham Road, Altrincham.
Rosemary Hedger, headmistress, said: “Charity work is at the heart of everything and provides such important lessons for our girls.”
John Farrington is shown in the photograph pictured above with Ella Gillespie, five, Niamh Rushton-Knutt, five, and Annabelle Hedger, four.