September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove students raise £1400 for new rare diseases unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Updated: 12:06 pm, Jul 29, 2016

IT’S been a busy year for the students of Bromsgrove School who have dedicated much of their time and energy to raising funds for the new rare diseases unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Girls from Hazeldene House presented a cheque for £1,400 last month to the hospital’s Star Appeal.

The cheque was received by regional fund-raiser Nancy Lillington and volunteer Dave Aldrige.

Nancy said: “The girls are incredible. We are thankful for all their hard work and support throughout the year.”

The charity was selected after it was voted for by the girls at the beginning of this year. Since that time, they have been busy with various fund-raising activities such as a bake-off, karaoke night, a house ball and quiz night.

Hazeldene House mistress Lucy McKee said she was very proud of the girls’ efforts and hopes it will inspire them to engage in more fund-raising next year.

The charity aims to reach its £3.65million target for the UK’s first centre for children with rare diseases.