Cllr Mike Doyle welcomes Esther Rantzen to Rainhill High
Esther Rantzen CBE officially opened the Rainhill High Arts College recently. The college has been named after her late husband Desmond Wilcox. He was an award winning broadcaster and television producer, and a prolific campaigner for heart charities. He was a patron of Wessex Heartbeat, which raises money for vital equipment at the Southampton hospital where he received treatment. He was also chairman of Defeating Deafness, which funds research into hearing disabilities.
Councillor Mike Doyle, Chairperson of Rainhill High governors, who welcomed Esther commented, “She spent the whole afternoon with us and gave all her time to the pupils who were a real credit. I am extremely proud of our young people.”