Charity tips its hat to little fundraisers
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.