Pupils cel­e­brate good year’s work

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

A YEAR of fund-rais­ing by High­worth pupils ended with the pre­sen­ta­tion of an £800 cheque to the Teenage Can­cer Trust. Year 11 pupils Melissa Hawkins and Cathy Fox, who led the ef­forts as part of their Sil­ver Duke of Ed­in­burgh award, pre­sented the money to Nigel Rev­ell from the char­ity at the school. Many other pupils helped them out, and Mariee Hol­land made a par­tic­u­larly big con­tri­bu­tion. They had raised the cash by hold­ing cake stalls and a raf­fle with prizes do­nated by the mak­ers of EastEn­ders and pop bands such as Goldie Lookin’ Chain. Their big­gest money spin­ner was a gig in Fe­bru­ary in Wood­church, where bands in­clud­ing D-finitive agreed to play for free. The girls de­cided they wanted to sup­port the Teenage Can­cer Trust af­ter Claire Wool­ger, a stu­dent in their year, was di­ag­nosed with can­cer in Year 9. Af­ter un­der­go­ing treat­ment, Claire made a full re­cov­ery, and is now pre­par­ing to take her GCSEs. The money will go to­wards spe­cial­ist units for teenage can­cer suf­fer­ers in NHS hos­pi­tals.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Teenage Can­cer Trust, visit www.teenage­can­certrust.org

Pic­ture: Dave Downey pd1202532

Pupils Melissa Hawkins and Cathy Fox hand over a cheque for £800 to Nigel Rev­ell from the Teenage Can­cer Trust

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