CARING youngsters have raised over £5,000 for charities in honour of two fellow pupils who lost their lives after suffering with serious illnesses.
Netherthorpe School, on Ralph Road, Staveley, organised fundraisers to support the Make a Wish Foundation and Nottingham University Hospital’s cystic fibrosis hospital ward.
The appeals were held as a tribute to pupils Freya Carlton, who suffered with cancer, and Chloe Eyre, who had cystic fibrosis, and who both sadly died within the last year-and-a-half.
Netherthorpe School headteacher Alan Senior said: “We’ve lost two very special students but both of our chosen charities supported these youngsters in different ways and I’m very pleased we’ve been able to show our gratitude.”
Brave Chloe died in March after years of gruelling treatment and a double lung transplant and courageous Freya passed away in October 2010.
Pupils formed a committee and chose to support a cystic fibrosis ward and the Make a Wish Foundation which makes dreams come true for poorly youngsters.
The committee organised events including bag packing, a choir performance at Dobbies Garden Centre, Wii game challenges, cake sales and non-uniform days.
Money raised included £2,533.69 for cystic fibrosis sufferers and £2,844.28 for the Make a Wish Foundation and the school held a presentation last Wednesday.
Louisa Gallacher, school citizenship chief, said: “The school is immensely proud considering this was the committee’s first year and we hope to continue to build on this next year.”
Pupil Alana Simpson was also looking forward to a sponsored swim to raise over £1,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for Chloe.
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