Charity Work

Ataxia is a charity that is close to the hearts of Weston as one of our former pupils (Jack Taylor) suffers with the condition. In response, our current head girl and head boy have chosen to support this charity.

This has not stopped him in achieving some amazing things. One of which is a SKYDIVE that you can view in the video section. Well done Jack!

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We are raising money for Ataxia again this week by holding a Balloon Release. Children and staff are encouraged to bring a donation to buy a balloon which will be released from school. Each balloon contains information about Jack and asks the finder to make a donation to Ataxia UK. We will also ask our finders to contribute to a blog on our website to keep us all up to date about where they were found! How far will they go?

Here is a message from Jack and his Mum about the release:

Both Jack and I wanted to say a BIG thank you to the pupils and teachers at Weston Village Primary School for the charity event you held to raise much needed funds for reasearch to find a treatment for Friedrieich Ataxia.

Ataxia UK is a charity that is extremely close to our families hearts and has been since Jack was diagnosed back in 2007 whilst he was still a pupil himself at Weston Primary.

It was wonderful to see everybody on Friday and watch the children's faces as they released their balloons, especially after waiting so patiently for their colour to be shouted out!

The Ataxia condition is such a rare disorder but it's debilitating progression impacts the lives of children who suffer from this, along with their families, as the ordinary things we all do every day & take for granted  become more and more challenging.

It doesn't seem like yesterday since Jack was running and jumping on the very same playing field where the balloons were released and now he his completely confined to a wheelchair. But we are hopeful that a treatment is on the horizon and with the funds that we continue to raise with events like these will continue to drive clinical trials for this and utimately find a cure!

Thank you once again and please let us know if any of the balloons are found :-)

Deborah and Jack

Our Head Boy and Girl also had something to say:

Eloise said, "It was a spectacular explosion of colour.  A wave of excitement and cheering from everyone as the balloons went flying into the sky."

Kyle said, "I loved seeing all the bursts of colour in the sky and felt proud that it was for Ataxia."

They both agreed, "It gave us a sense of pride for the whole school."

To make a donation click on the link below to go to our just giving page. 

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                                         Click here if you have found one of our balloons and would like to post on our blog.


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Weston Primary School

East Avenue

Main Contact: Mr Thomas Cutts

Tel: 01270 685167