A class act for Andy

David and Theresa Shaw collect a cheque for �650 for the Andy Shaw Foundation from St John Vianney Primary School pupils.

David and Theresa Shaw collect a cheque for �650 for the Andy Shaw Foundation from St John Vianney Primary School pupils.

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A ST Helens primary school raised £650 for a new charity via a special fund-raising day.

Pupils at St John Vianney Primary School took it upon themselves to raise crucial funds for the Andy Shaw Foundation, created in memory of a former pupil.

Despite being fit and healthy, dad-of-three Andy Shaw was struck down with a fatal aortic aneurysm on Father’s Day 2011 - to the shock and dismay of devastated friends and family.

Since the tragedy his parents, David and Theresa, wife, Rachel, and sister, Lisa, have set up the Andy Shaw Foundation in his honour - to raise vital funds for charitable causes that were important to him.

Among the causes are The Christie cancer hospital in Manchester and the St Helens-based charity the HoneyRose Foundation, which organises special days for adults with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.

Andy’s sister, Lisa Nagy, is St John Vianney Primary School’s deputy headteacher.

Headteacher Margaret Roberts said: “I was really proud of our children, who organised the whole day themselves. It was a wonderful day and the money will help two local charities, both of which Andy held close to his heart.”

To add your support to the Andy Shaw Foundation, go online at: www.justgiving.com/TheAndyShawFoundation