|Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising|
South Holderness Technology College students and staff raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust’s Unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham.
This year marked the 9th year of SHTC’s fund raising for Teenage Cancer Trust. Between 2004 and May 2012 nearly £13,000 has been raised for the charity.
A Fashion Show which was held in the school hall on Friday May 18th was sponsored by Joanne Adams [a former student] of “The Wardrobe Boutique”, Hedon and the clothes were modelled by fifteen year 11 students. Three of the students modelled their own creations which they have made for their GCSE Textiles coursework.
The show was organised by Miss Sarah Beadle, a member of staff at the school. Tom Ladbury, a teacher of English, entertained the audience with his brilliant singing voice. Local businesses donated raffle prizes.
Money raised will be specifically for the benefit of Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit at Castle Hill.
Matthew Woollias, a former South Holderness student who has received treatment for Ewings Sarcoma at St. James’s Hospital, Leeds was guest speaker at the Fashion Show about his recovery, and how it has been life changing. Matthew is a remarkable young man who is an absolute inspiration. In September 2012 he will be starting a Post Graduate primary school teacher training course. Abigail Batchelor, Teenage Cancer Trust’s Regional Fundraiser for Yorkshire and Humber, said that Matthew gave a very impressive talk at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s conference in February of this year.
The Catering Manager, Helen Smith, her staff and 3 year10 girls, Saffron Carlill, Marley Megeary , and Georgia Marshall have raised £1640 from the sale of refreshments and cupcakes at parents evenings since September 2011. The money raised will be presented to the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Cottingham on July 18th and will go towards funding renovations for the garden at the unit which is used by the patients.
Mrs. Hurst, the Pastoral Manager for year 7, and the year 7 tutor groups have raised £460 since December 2011 from their Christmas and Easter ‘hamper’ tombola’s. The money raised will be presented in September to the charity.
By the end of 2012, Teenage Cancer Trusts aim is to build sufficient specialist units to enable every teenager in the county with cancer (and their families) to receive the support and care they deserve.
This year’s Fashion Show raised £1030 which was the same amount raised last year! However, BP is matching the funds raised which is brilliant. This brings the overall total raised since 2004 to over £15,000
If you require any further information please contact Jean Edwards [retired teacher and supporter of the charity].