Makenzie Lee, a 13 year-old lad from Haydock is doing a sponsored headshave to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of his friend Abi Powell who passed away.
Makenzie said “I am doing the sponsored head shave in memory of my special friend Abi Powell, who passed away on 9th June 2017. She was a funny, bright, caring, loving and friendly young lady.”
He is hoping to raise £340, and they are almost half way there!
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.
Cameron Sheeran, headteacher at Cowley wrote this about Abi and her time at Cowley.
Writing about the passing of a much loved person is difficult; this becomes particularly heart-breaking when that person is young.
Though incredibly hard not to fill this page with words of how emotional and saddened the whole Cowley family is at the passing of a bright and popular Year 8 student, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate the life of Abi Powell, who will forever be a Cowleian and remembered by all who knew her.
Although Abi was only with us for a short time, she had a huge impact on her teachers and fellow students and I am certain many of you reading this will have your own special memories of Abi and many are on Abi’s Prayer Tree that is in the Atrium area of the school.
Abi was an exceptionally bright and polite student who was popular with her peers. We think of Abi and remember a smiley, bubbly girl who was determined to enjoy life and do well at school. An animal lover who loved to spend time with animals, especially dogs.
Abi was courageous and will remain an example to all of us.