Over 6000 students and 700 staff in six schools have chosen their latest inspirational charity of the year

By Jill Dando News

The schools of the Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) across Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge in Burnham and other parts of Somerset are this year helping The MPS Society.

The charity provides brilliant support to families affected by rare genetic conditions. 

They raise money and awareness of these conditions through fundraising, information, research and support. 

TPLT have previously supported In Charley’s Memory, and Weston Hospicecare raising multiple thousands for good causes.

Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “The MPS society does a phenomenal work with a range of support and help for these rare genetic disorders.”Our students and staff are eager to help in any way we can.”

The schools in TPLT are Worle Community School Academy, Priory Community School Academy, The King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch School Academy and Pawlett Primary School Academy.

Every year The MPS Society reach 1,500 families and recently experienced a 12.6% increase in demand for their services.

Becky Beeson of the MPS society said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year by the Priory Learning Trust, a multi academy trust which supports 6 wonderful primary and secondary schools in the south-west. 

“We hear that these schools are all fabulous at fundraising so we can’t wait to start fundraising with them.”

For more on the charity see http://www.mpssociety.org.uk/