King's School raises £2,500 with the help of Harry

A 12-year-old brother of two Royal School Manchester students inspired a school to raise £2,500 for Seashell Trust.

When Harry Norton started at the King's School Macclesfield last September, he spoke to the whole school in an assembly to explain how the charity cares for not only his brothers but supports his whole family too through difficult times.

His brothers Caymen, six, and Reims, 13, both have a very rare form of drug-resistant epilepsy that has affected their development, leaving them with autism, physical and learning disabilities. They need round-the-clock care.

Harry said: “I was incredibly nervous speaking in front of the whole boys' division when it was only my second week of high school, but I knew how important it was to explain how Seashell Trust is a huge part of our lives and many more families with severely disabled children.”

The boys' division chose Seashell Trust as their charity of the year.

After fundraising activities throughout the year, including a creative writing competition and a sponsored run, the boys had collected a total of £2,500.

Harry sold one of his own painting for £350 at the Jobling Gowler art exhibition and other artists donated a percentage of the selling price of their art.

Harry added: “The response from King's was fantastic and I can't thank them enough for there support and efforts in raising a huge amount of money.”

Wendy Bray, fundraiser at Seashell Trust, said: “We are very grateful to all students and staff in the boys' division at King's School Macclesfield. They were truly inspired by Harry's story about his family's experiences at Seashell Trust and truly embraced their fundraising. We feel very lucky to have had the support of such talented students this year.”