Staff and pupils at Northampton School for Boys raise £6,000 for #BacZac campaign

Zac Forskitt with Northampton School for Boys teachers Laura Peck and Sarah Bradley-Brophy
Zac Forskitt with Northampton School for Boys teachers Laura Peck and Sarah Bradley-Brophy

Staff and students at Northampton School for Boys (NSB) have raised more than £6,000 for the #BacZac campaign.

Former NSB student Zac Forskitt, aged 20, is currently battling two forms of cancer and his friends and family have being showing support for him through the #BacZac campaign.

During a charity week at NSB earlier this month, pupils and teachers took part in a sponsored mile and also purchased dozens of bright orange BacZac beanies.

Almost 500 people took part in the event, which was organised by teachers Laura Peck and Sarah Bradley-Brophy. In total, £6,327 was raised for the #BacZac campaign.

Mrs Bradley-Brophy said: “This money will go to supporting Zac and his family at this difficult time. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support.

“It was evident each day that the students thoroughly enjoyed participating in the event and raising money for this worthwhile cause.

“We couldn’t have asked for more support from the staff at the school. Many staff helped collect in student replies, hand out beanies, manage the start line, collect in sponsorship and donations as well as hand out water at the finish line.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Emma Brandon at East Hunsbury Tesco for their donation of over 500 bottles of water which I know everyone who completed the mile course appreciated at the end.

“Also, a special thank you needs to go to the NSB PE team who took our ideas and made them a reality, juggling logistics of changing, alongside the numerous extra-curricular clubs that P.E. run every lunch time.”

Zac, who is currently having treatment for a cancerous tumour on his chest ad well as a rare form of leukaemia, visited his old school during the charity week on Tuesday, December 8 and said the support was “overwhelming”.