Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir: Join their mission to raise £30,000 for Dougie Mac!

Join us and show your support for Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir as they aim to raise a whopping £30,000 for Dougie Mac!

On Saturday 9th of November, the local choir will be at our Centre raring to perform between 11am – 2pm to help raise as much money as they can for Charity of the Year, Douglas Macmillan Hospice!

The sixth formers at The Cheadle Academy are honouring the memory of their beloved teacher, Craig Beverley, who lost his battle against cancer in October 2016, by releasing a single for local charity the Dougie Mac Hospice, with support from the music team at Staffordshire University.​​

After Craig’s untimely death, sixth formers at The Cheadle Academy decided to form a choir to keep his memory alive and are now setting their sights on the pop charts. Sixth-former Alfie Walford, 19, said: “What started out as a small fundraising project to raise money in honour of our former teacher, Mr Beverley, has just completely taken off.”​

The choir has already proved to be a big hit in the community, raising over £22,000 for the hospice and the single, “My Oh My,” seeks to take it even further. Students and staff have set a target of £30,000 for a charity that was close to Craig’s heart.​

“My Oh My,” written by two of his band mates Stuart Duthie and Chris Cartlidge, was often performed by their late teacher and will be available to buy from cdbaby!​

Laura Allsopp, Head of Sixth Form, said: “It is really lovely to see our Sixth Form students giving up their free time in order to benefit our local community.  I am so incredibly proud.”​

Craig taught history at The Cheadle Academy, as well as holding the position as Senior Assistant Principal, before being diagnosed with cancer in 2016. He passed away in October 2016 at the Dougie Mac Hospice, leaving behind his wife Lisa and his daughter.

The Dougie Mac Hospice provides all hospice services free of charge to over 3,000 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year in the North Staffordshire area, also giving supportive care to their families and carers. They help people living with cancer and life-limiting illnesses such as advanced heart failure, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.​