MP backs students’ bid to hold charity day

Dr Duncan Reavey and Dr Linda Cooper, with the winning 2017 TEAN award trophy

Honour for uni for getting its students to help

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PENNY Mordaunt has backed a student campaign for a major fundraising day in aid of an armed forces charity.

The Portsmouth North MP praised the idea for the July 11 ‘Be a Hero Day’ championed by the City of Portsmouth Schools (COPS) – where all schools across the city would come up with a fundraising idea to support Help for Heroes.

Miss Mordaunt said: ‘I will be doing everything I can to support them on the day – I’ve been hugely impressed with the pupils organising Be a Hero Day.

‘The feedback I’ve been getting from schools is that they are very excited. It’s set to be a fantastic event.’

Holly Seymour, 15, deputy chairman of COPS, said: ‘Penny Mordaunt backing the day is great because it shows that local people should and can support the decision of representatives of young people across Portsmouth.’

Joe Eves, 14, a Springfield School COPS representative, added: ‘We need as many people to sign up and fundraise on the day. It’s a great cause and we can really make this a day of celebration of the achievement of all ages.’

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