South Dartmoor Community College supports children's ward at Derriford Hospital

Pupils at South Dartmoor Community College held a non-uniform day at their school, but instead of asking for a monetary donation they asked their pupils to donate an Easter egg to children at Derriford Hospital's Children's Cancer Ward.

South Dartmoor Community College supports children's ward at Derriford Hospital

Hugh Bellamy, head teacher at South Dartmoor’s Community College, teacher George Reed and two students attended the children’s ward at Derriford Hospital to give the Easter Eggs to the children who would be in hospital over the Easter weekend.

George Reed, sports therapist and student-athlete well-being at South Dartmoor Community College, said: “As an alternative to a donation for non-uniform day; students and staff brought Easter Eggs to donate to children and families on Derriford Hospital's Children's Cancer Ward. 

"We are delighted by the response and generosity shown by our students.”

They were met at Derriford Hospital by Tanya Crago, Derriford lead paediatric oncology nurse, who accepted the Easter eggs.

She said: “I have never seen so many eggs in my life. It was great to see the pupils and teacher who had clearly put such a lot of effort into this for CLIC Sargent. 

"The whole of level 12 are very grateful and most certainly will enjoy eating their eggs.”

Making a difference

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “It is an extremely generous gesture of the school to make this donation and on behalf of CLIC Sargent I would like to thank them for their kindness.

“This donation is a prime example of how schools can get involved with CLIC Sargent; kind donations like these can still make all the difference in helping the charity support young people with cancer.”

Find out more

To find out how your school can support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton on 07876 653 829 or email: jordan.anderton@clicsargent.org.uk.

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