Lurgan Junior High School and Glenavon Football Club have a strong relationship with training sessions taking place on the school’s pitches three nights a week.
Lately pupils at LJHS have been hard at work raising funds for Glenavon’s chosen charities, Angel Wishes and Southern Area Hospice.
The Southern Area Hospice is a charity providing specialist palliative care for people across the Southern Health Trust region suffering from cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. They also provide on-going support for their families and friends.
Angel Wishes is a children’s cancer charity, which was set up by Gaye Kerr from Moira, who tragically lost two children to cancer. She set up the charity in memory of her children Helen and Brian. Thanks to Angel Wishes, children who are fighting for their lives against cancer are getting some of their wishes to come true.
Pupils organised a bun sale, a raffle for a Glenavon shirt, which was signed by the players, a guess the number of sweets in a jar competition and also collected for the charity at the home match against Ballinamallard.
Academy coach Chris Chambers came into the school and organised a coaching session for the pupils as a thank you for their efforts.The pupils had a fantastic morning out on the school’s 3G pitches. Some learnt some new skills in football, while others developed their existing skills.
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The pupils were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £440 to the club which will be split between the two well deserving charities.
This is Adam reporting for BBC Schools Report, Lurgan Junior High