Altrincham school’s tea party raises £700 in memory of former pupil Chad

By David Prior at

Sixth form students from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys recently held their annual tea party to raise money in memory of Chad Mulholland, a student who died of Hodgkinson’s disease in 2008.

The tea party raised £700 for The Willow Foundation, a charity that arranges special days for terminally ill young people, and this year included a ‘Bake off’ with a Presidential theme that saw the Republicans go up against the Democrats.

The afternoon saw both teachers and students pitted against each other in a bid to bake the best cakes, and was attended by pupils from both Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Altrincham Girls Grammar School in a collective effort to raise as much as possible by later auctioning the cakes.

Altrincham Grammar teacher Mr Hall with one of the baked cakes

Altrincham Grammar teacher Mr Hall with one of the baked cakes

George Hallwood, a sixth form student at the school, said: “We all had a lot of fun whilst raising money for this incredible charity.

“The icing on the cake was undoubtedly the Willow Foundation coming out as winners with £700 being raised in a single afternoon.”

Chad was only 17 when he lost a three-year battle with Hodgkinson’s disease, only days after after achieving top grades in his maths A level.