Charity walk success in memory of Sheffield schoolgirl

Madison Trickett
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Staff and children at a Sheffield school have raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a former pupil.

Madison Trickett, aged eight, from Wincobank, was a pupil at Mossbrook School in Norton until her sudden death in November 2013.

Following her death, Madison’s teacher Jessica Brookes decided to organise a fundraising event in her memory.

More than 50 staff, pupils and parents gathered at Graves Park in Sheffield to take part in Madison’s Miles.

The fundraisers donned pink clothes, Madison’s favourite colour, and took part in one of two routes around the park to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Headteacher Dean Linkhorn said the event was a great success.

He said: “It went really, really well. We were pleased with the turnout and with the weather.

“We were particularly pleased that Madison’s mum and dad and other family members managed to come along, which was really good.

“Children, staff and parents all took part and raised more than £400.

“Madison was a happy girl who enjoyed everything about life and she would have been thrilled to see people turn out for this walk in her honour.

“Sheffield Children’s Hospital provided some of her care and it helps many of our current pupils, so this invaluable local facility is very close to our hearts.

Mossbrook School has 84 pupils ranging in age from four to 11.

Most have autism spectrum disorders and severe learning difficulties and some have physical needs.