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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Shane’s Lockdown Singing Fundraising Marathon for MNDA

Ivybridge Community College Year 10 student, Shane Brierley, took part earlier this month in a ‘24 hour Charity Singing Marathon’ to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, Plymouth.

He started off the marathon with 45 minutes of singing and they raised over £1000 to be able to buy a stair lift and funding towards speech therapy.  Please follow this link to the highlights of the Charity Singing Marathon - https://www.facebook.com/groups/VirtualOpenMicNights/permalink/173706340575024/

Shane has also been singing in online groups during lockdown to people from around the world, and has had a massive response with wonderful comments.  Please follow this link to the ‘Rock the Lockdown’ Facebook page with fifteen year old Shane singing “Oceans” by Hillsong United - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ROCKTLD/permalink/1125104707867396/

Gill Taylor, Deputy Principal, said, “I know Shane very well, because in Year 7 he asked me to be his sous chef in a luxury breakfast competition, and so I was not surprised that he has taken it upon himself to participate in a 24 hour singing marathon for charity.  Shane is known to sing occasionally in the corridors at the College, so I know that this is one of his favourite things to do!  However, it is such a fantastic achievement to do it for such a worthy cause.”