Students at Notre Dame School in Plymouth have held a fancy dress fundraiser, raising over £900 for CLIC Sargent on behalf of student Pete Jerrett who was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year.
Pete, who studies Media at Notre Dame as a link student from St Boniface College, was diagnosed with leukaemia at Easter. As soon as his friends heard the news they wanted to do something to help and their ideas snowballed into a whole school Disney Day.
Year 13 student Lauren Bullard organised the day, she explained: “We chose Disney because Pete's final A Level Media piece was based on it - and there are plenty of characters for people to choose from.”
Pete's mum Linda, who is a Learning Support Assistant at Notre Dame School, said: “The news about the day has really pepped Pete up. His CLIC Sargent Nurse is amazed at his wonderful friends and great school support.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Sarah Shaw said: "Photo’s from the day were fantastic with some great Disney costumes. With over £900 raised I would like to thank Lauren and everyone who got involved on behalf of Pete."
The money raised could pay for a family to stay for a month in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home whilst their child receives treatment for cancer in a nearby treatment centre. Treatment often starts straight away and can take a child miles from their home and the love and support of their family, just when they need it most.
Our eight Homes from Home give families a free place to stay close to principal treatment centres in Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Nottingham, Oxford, and Southampton.
Thank you to the students at Notre Dame School for helping to support children and young people with cancer.
For more information
For more information about how you or your school could help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Sarah Shaw on 01392 882040 or email: email@example.com.