Four new grants will help pupils reach potential

The St Augustine's award winners with Shelagh and Peter Bagshaw.
The St Augustine's award winners with Shelagh and Peter Bagshaw.
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Four pupils from a Ribble Valley secondary school have been awarded grants from a charitable foundation which aims to help bright students to achieve their potential.

The pupils from St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington were the latest recipients of “Make a Difference” awards granted by Dan’s Trust.

Daniel Bagshaw.

Daniel Bagshaw.

The charitable foundation supports talented young people from the Ribble Valley and was set up in 2012 in memory of Daniel Bagshaw, an Oxford graduate and gifted athlete, who died in 2012 while competing in the International Triathlon Union Asian Cup in Hong Kong.

The pupils will receive financial support to help them fulfil their potential and ambitions in a variety of areas with the aim that they can enjoy the same success that Dan achieved in his young life.

The recipients were Niamh Yates (Irish dancing), Hailie Ashton (running), Ella Blackledge (Ju-Jitsu) and Liam Jones (dance).

They were presented with their awards by trustees of the charity, Dan’s parents Shelagh and Peter Bagshaw.

More details on the work of the charity which also supports research into Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, a heart condition that affects approximately 500 people in the UK each year, can be found on the charity’s website: