Kids’ cash for Maddy

Students at Minsthorpe college hold a non-uniform day to help raise funds for the Madison's Dream charity.'Pictured is Madison's older sister, Tori (holding the cash) with some of her friends who took part.'h8229a213
Students at Minsthorpe college hold a non-uniform day to help raise funds for the Madison's Dream charity.'Pictured is Madison's older sister, Tori (holding the cash) with some of her friends who took part.'h8229a213

HUNDREDS of generous pupils across the Express area raised money for a fundraising campaign following the death of little Madison Murray last week.

Baby Madison died in the arms of her parents last Monday at just 17 weeks old from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

The disorder affected the motor neurons in her body which meant proteins could not get to her muscles effectively. Those affected have limited ability to move their muscles, which weaken and waste.

In February, Madison’s parents Laura Kendall and Jason Murray launched Madison’s Dream, a fundraising campaign to raise enough money to fund a sensory unit in South Kirkby, as Madison responded well to the bright lights and sounds in the sensory room at Pontefract Hospital.

They are already a quarter of the way to raising the £20,000 required and making their dream a reality.

On Friday, youngsters from Northfield Primary School, Common Road I&N School, Stockingate Mill Junior School, Moorthorpe Primary School, Carlton J&I School, Ash Grove J&I School and Minsthorpe Community College all donated cash towards Madison’s Dream by holding a non-uniform day.

Stockingate Mill Junior School also held a fun run in her honour.

Miss Kendall, of Stockingate, said: “I just want to say thank you so much to the people of the community.

“Everyone has really pulled us through the darkest of days. It means so much to us as a family that Madison’s legacy will live on forever through the sensory room.”