On Friday 29 September St Peter’s took part in the ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’ in memory of Mrs Wallace, who worked at St Peter’s as a teacher of Mathematics and key stage 3 Coordinator. Students organised a cake stall at break and lunchtime, raising a massive £426.42 and staff organised a coffee afternoon after school. So many cakes were baked and eaten! A total amount of £1136.81 was raised on the day and split between the national MacMillan charity and the local unit – one of Mrs Wallace’s wishlist charities, who cared for her.
Mrs Wallace was an inspiration in how she lived life – every day. To us she was a genuine friend, an experienced colleague, and to each student, that was lucky enough to be in her class, the best teacher ever.
It is humbling to see so many people finding ways to raise money for charity in her memory. From cake sales to running marathons, her passion for raising money for Cancer Research lives on though her friends and family. We are dedicated to continuing the fight against cancer and raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Research and our local Macmillan Unit in Christchurch who looked after Mrs Wallace so well in her final weeks.
So many people gave so generously, thank you all so much, it is a real sign of how much Mrs Wallace meant to so many of us. She cannot be replaced, she is missed by so many, but will be loved and remembered by everyone always.
Mr Beynon & Mrs Ryan-Smith