Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Just for Hayley; School Friends Raise Funds for Memorial Bench in Honour of Dead Pal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Just for Hayley; School Friends Raise Funds for Memorial Bench in Honour of Dead Pal

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Byline: By KATY SIMPSON

THEY should be celebrating finishing their exams as they head off into the world.

But there will be no big party for these school-leavers preparing to say goodbye to everyone at Sacred Heart High in Fenham.

The teenagers will forever remember their one pal who will not be leaving with them.

Sixteen-year-old Hayley Adam-son, from Cedar Avenue in Fenham, was knocked down and killed by a police car just days into her GCSE exams.

Now her classmates are spending their last few weeks at school fundraising to buy a memorial bench in Hayley's memory.

They hope to put it in the grounds at Sacred Heart High for future generations of pupils to enjoy.

The girls are making badges to sell, decorated with the letter H. They are also hoping that people who have been touched by the tragedy will donate money to their cause.

Leading the campaign are classmates Jessica Bell, Sarah Hawthorn, Mandy Sharpe and Laura Simpson, who hope to raise around pounds 1,000. …

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