Char­ity tips its hat to lit­tle fundrais­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN have helped raise al­most £2,000 for char­ity by don­ning caps to school.

To mark In­ter­na­tional Child­hood Can­cer Day on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 15, Prest­wood-based char­ity The Thomas Ball Chil­dren’s Can­cer Fund ran its an­nual Caps 4 Kids cam­paign, where chil­dren wear hats to school and make a sug­gested do­na­tion of £1 to­wards the fund.

Be­cause Fe­bru­ary 15 fell in half-term, many schools took part the week be­fore.

Lo­cal schools to take part in­cluded Prest­wood Ju­nior School, Prest­wood In­fant School, Great Mis­senden CofE School, St Paul’s CofE in Wood­burn Green and a few other schools up and down the coun­try.

The char­ity marked In­ter­na­tional Child­hood Can­cer Day by hold­ing a coffee morn­ing at Mis­senden Abbey, which raised £150. The char­ity is close to rais­ing £2,000 from this year’s Caps 4 Kids cam­paign.

All money raised will be used for re­search into neu­rob­las­toma, one of the most ag­gres­sive child­hood can­cers that re­ceives no di­rect govern­ment fund­ing.

Neu­rob­las­toma took the life of The Misbourne pupil Thomas Ball, the char­ity’s founder, at the age of 14.

Chair­man of the char­ity Elaine Ball said: “The out­come of the week was very good. We are close to rais­ing £2,000, so it was an ex­tremely worth­while ef­fort from all those who took part and made do­na­tions to­wards child­hood can­cer and neu­rob­las­toma re­search.”

Peo­ple can still do­nate to the cam­paign.

Do­na­tions can be made by tex­ting ICCD16 and the amount of ei­ther £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

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