Toys to bring cheer to children’s ward
Youngsters at The Meads Primary School are giving poorly children a boost in the lead up to Christmas.
The school raised more than £600 by holding a pyjama day in aid of CLIC Sargent, a charity that works closely with children with cancer and the paediatric oncology department at Addenbrooke’s.
The children held the fundraiser after finding out about the support CLIC Sargent had provided to one of their fellow pupils, Rhys Kiernan.
Rhys had been diagnosed with a brain tumour but following several bouts of successful surgery is now back at school.
Rhys’ mother, Keely Kiernan, said: “They looked after Rhys. The biggest problem for CLIC Sargent is the lack of awareness of what they do, I wanted to change that and do something locally,”
With the money raised, the school was able to buy tons of toys to donate to the hospital’s young patients.
Ruth Worswick, deputy head at The Meads, said: “We are hoping to provide a small group of children to go with Rhys and his brother to deliver the toys and are waiting to hear from Addenbrooke’s on whether this is possible.”
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