Pupils’ sum­mer show a suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By STEPHEN BRIGGS stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

HAMPTON young­sters put on a sum­mer show to help raise money for one of their class­mates.

Dozens of chil­dren at Hampton Vale Pri­mary School helped run a cream tea af­ter­noon at their school to raise money for Daniel Paice.

Daniel (7), a pupil at the school, has trav­elled to St Louis, Mis­souri, in Amer­ica to have a cru­cial op­er­a­tion to help him walk again.

Daniel is un­able to walk with­out the use of a frame be­cause his cere­bral palsy causes weak­ness in his legs and arms.

The op­er­a­tion and care for Daniel in Amer­ica will cost his fam­ily £50,000 and his class­mates and the wider com­mu­nity have been rais­ing money to help his fam­ily pay for it.

The lat­est fundrais­ing ef­fort by the school saw more than 100 peo­ple come along to the school to lis­ten to the school choir and en­joy re­fresh­ments in the sun­shine.

Helen Yee­les, teach­ing as­sis­tant at the school, said: “It was a fan­tas­tic event for us to hold.

“We sold 120 tick­ets be­fore the event and plenty more peo­ple came down on the night.

“Ev­ery­one en­joyed them­selves and it re­ally felt like the com­mu­nity had come to­gether.

“We had sand­wiches and scones with real clot­ted cream, and the choir gave a 45-minute per­for­mance in Ben’s Gar­den.

“We raised a to­tal of £230 which is a fan­tas­tic ef­fort.”

The school has al­ready held a num­ber of events to raise money for Daniel, in­clud­ing a non-uni­form day and a spe­cial spon­sored per­for­mance by teach­ers in assem­bly.

Daniel left for Amer­ica last week for the op­er­a­tion

The school is also plan­ning on hold­ing a sum­mer con­cert later in the year and has writ­ten to ev­ery fam­ily at the school ask­ing for ideas to raise more money for the fam­ily.

Daniel’s fam­ily have set up a bank ac­count with the Nor­wich and Peter­bor­ough Build­ing So­ci­ety ex­clu­sively for the ap­peal.

To do­nate to the ap­peal the ac­count num­ber is 35259971. Any do­na­tions should be made out to Daniel Paice.

To read more about Daniel visit http://step­bystep­with­daniel.blogspot.com

Pic­ture: Ge­orGi Mabee.

Tea: (From left to right) Hampton Vale Pri­mary School pupils Ge­or­gia Fitz-Gib­bon and Luke Pater­son take part in a cream tea af­ter­noon to raise money for class­mate Daniel Paice. (METP-27-05-10GM302)

Pic­tures: Ge­orGi Mabee.

Tal­enTed: Hampton Vale Pri­mary School Choir per­form at the cream tea af­ter­noon. (METP 27-05-10GM300 and METP27-05-10GM303)

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