Pupils celebrate good year’s work
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
Pupils Melissa Hawkins and Cathy Fox hand over a cheque for £800 to Nigel Revell from the Teenage Cancer Trust