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Dressing up for cancer research

Posted on June 27 2013 at 1:22:44

Class 3

Children at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green have raised £300 for cancer research, inspired by their classmate who is being treated for leukaemia.

Six-year-old Hannah Brown was diagnosed with the disease last autumn, but happily her prognosis is good and she is back at school full time.

Hannah’s class teacher, Mrs Ashman, came up with the idea for a fundraising day in aid of the Cure Leukaemia charity, and Class 3 spent the day making items to sell in the playground. They ranged from cookies and cakes to toy aeroplanes, badges and toy windmills.

The whole school dressed in red and white to represent the colours of blood cells, which they had learned about in a special assembly from Cathryn Worth of Cure Leukaemia, who also has a child in the school.

The charity funds a network of Research Nurses across the West Midlands and, as part of the Cure Leukaemia for Kids campaign, is now funding a Specialist Haematology Research Nurse at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where Hannah is being treated. 

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