Kyle Asquith Foundation 10 Year Celebration and Big Summer Raffle

Everyone in the Cockburn School community, joined by members of Kyle Asquith’s family and over 20 of his school friends, paid tribute in late July to Kyle and celebrated 10 years of the charity.

Kyle, a Cockburn School student, died tragically from a brain haemorrhage in 2013 when he was just 15 years old. His donated organs helped save five other people’s lives and the charity was set up to promote organ donation.

Despite some of the many July showers, the sun came out briefly and nearly 1,000 people gathered outside. Cockburn’s newly appointed Student Ambassadors stood in the shape of the number 10.

On the stage, there were readings from the newly elected Head Girl and Head Boy and a performance by the combined school and community choir who sang ‘True Colours’ beautifully.

Words from senior members of staff and trustees of the charity were then followed by everyone counting from 1 to 10 before fireworks marked the moment. Red and white smoke honoured Kyle’s love of Arsenal FC.

Kyle’s mum, Tracey, sent the following message to the staff and students of the school following the event:

“Thank you so much for today – truly an amazing but emotional afternoon. The school has helped us so much in many ways and your support is phenomenal. Thank you for everything you do to keep Kyle’s memory in everyone’s hearts.”

Kyle’s friends, many of whom had not been back to school for 9 years, were given a tour of the school which brought back many fond memories.

If you would like to raise money for the charity or donate, please go to: or

Back in May, Cockburn School and their charity The Kyle Asquith Foundation asked for donations towards their Big Summer Raffle.

The response from the south Leeds community was magnificent and prizes came rushing in. The £1 raffle tickets went on sale online and in school in July and nearly £1,000 was raised in the first week. The target is to raise £2,000 so they need your help!

Tickets are still on sale and the draw takes place on the official last day of the summer on Friday 22 September. The last date to buy tickets is Monday 18 September.

There are so many prizes – too many to list here.

To view the list of raffle prizes view the video they have made that shows them all off:

Prizes include:

  • Ride on Audi
  • ​£50 Love to Shop Holiday voucher
  • A range of pamper and edible hampers
  • Signed Roma football shirt
  • Beauty and scent products
  • DeWalt drill
  • and many more…

To buy tickets online go to:

£1 per ticket. Minimum £2. You MUST leave your email address and tick the box to give permission for it to be shared with us. If not, your donation will not give you a raffle ticket. You MUST NOT opt for Gift Aid as this is not allowed for raffles. Your name will be entered into the raffle once for every £1 of your donation – £5 will mean your name goes into the draw five times. If you win they will email you on the email address you have shared. You MUST leave your email address and tick the box to give permission for it to be shared with them. If not, your donation will not give you a raffle ticket.

Good luck!