Mat inspires charity sale

CAKES and coffee have been served up by children at Lillington Primary School to raise £170 for charity in memory of a former teaching assistant.

Teachers, staff and parents tucked into treats to support the school’s fundraising for Myton Hospice, where Mat Davis, who spent a year working at the school, spent the last ten weeks of his life.

Mat, of Chase Meadow, Warwick, died at the age of 23 in November last year - three years after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer following the development of tumour in his brain.

Despite his ill health, he had managed to take part in a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for Cancer Research UK - and he also had his legs waxed in aid of the cause.

The school’s coffee morning, which took place last Friday, was organised by teachers Richard Wenmouth and Dan Lewis, with the help of Starbucks, which provided coffee free of charge, Greggs, which sold the school cakes at a discounted price, and the hard-working pupils, who also spent time baking for the event.

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