How bacon sandwiches are helping children with special needs in South Shields

Bamburgh School bacon sandwich sale in aid of KAYAKS charity.
Front KAYAKS user and pupil Jessica Bootes, seven with teacher Chris Bingham
Bamburgh School bacon sandwich sale in aid of KAYAKS charity. Front KAYAKS user and pupil Jessica Bootes, seven with teacher Chris Bingham

Youngsters at South Tyneside school cooked up a storm to raise funds for a charity which helps youngsters with special needs.

Year 11 pupils at Bamburgh School, in Norham Avenue, South Shields, made bacon sandwiches for staff as part of a fundraising drive for the Kids And Young Adult’s Klub (KAYAKS).

Bamburgh School bacon sandwich sale in aid of KAYAKS charity.

Bamburgh School bacon sandwich sale in aid of KAYAKS charity.

The organisation provides a safe and friendly environment where young people with special needs and their families meet up.

The charity breakfast event, which took place on Wednesday, saw Year 11 pupils cook the bacon and prepare the sandwiches under the guidance of Year 11 teacher Angie McDowell.

The project was part of their life skill lessons.

Their efforts managed to raise £60 for the charity.

Bamburgh School staff Susan Burgess with children Logan, 6 and Jensen, 4 raise funds for the KAYAKS in the Great North Run

Bamburgh School staff Susan Burgess with children Logan, 6 and Jensen, 4 raise funds for the KAYAKS in the Great North Run

Primary leader Susan Burgess also helped to boost funds for KAYAKS by taking part in her fourth Great North Run last weekend.

She raised £260 from her half-marthon effort.

She said: “There are lots of children at the school who attend KAYAKS and our chair of governors, Jill Osbourne, also runs the charity.
“As I ran for the charity, the school decided they would also do some fundraising for them.”

The school now plans to hold a series of regular charity mornings to support different local charities over the next year.

Bamburgh School staff Susan Burgess raises funds for the KAYAKS in the Great North Run

Bamburgh School staff Susan Burgess raises funds for the KAYAKS in the Great North Run

Susan, who is a member of the South Shields Harriers, added: “I really enjoyed the event and finished in one hour 56 minutes.

“My two little boys Logan, six and Jensen, four, also completed the Mini Great North Run for KAYAKS.”