Paratrooper Luke Morrison collects £2,650 cheque

Stamford School cheque presentations to Help for Heroes.  From left, Friends of Stamford School secretary Nikki Graham, Friends of Stamford School chairman Debbie Hunt, Help for Heroes representative Luke Morrison, Help for Heroes representative Belinda Dade, Edward Cox, 13, Milo Sainsbury, 13, and head of history Dan Stamp.'Photo: MSMP300413-004ow
Stamford School cheque presentations to Help for Heroes. From left, Friends of Stamford School secretary Nikki Graham, Friends of Stamford School chairman Debbie Hunt, Help for Heroes representative Luke Morrison, Help for Heroes representative Belinda Dade, Edward Cox, 13, Milo Sainsbury, 13, and head of history Dan Stamp.'Photo: MSMP300413-004ow
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An injured paratrooper has visited a school to collect a cheque for £2,650 on behalf of Help for Heroes.

Pupils at Stamford School were visited by injured paratrooper Pte Luke Morrison, who picked up the cheque. Pte Luke lost part of his left leg in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in February 2011.

Year 8 pupils took part in an obstacle course set up by army personnel from St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham and asked their friends and family for sponsorship to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Despite cold conditions, most of the 80 boys completed at least two laps. Edward Cox managed an impressive eight laps and Milo Sainsbury raised £650 alone. In total the boys raised £1,800.

The Friends of Stamford School also added to the total by organising a wartime dinner dance.