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