Charity Event 2018/2019
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils, staff and parents will be taking part in a variety of different charity events and fundraising activities. So far this year we have raised a fantastic £211.91. We would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts and say a very big well done!
Please have a look at the charities we have supported so far and what we have done to raise awareness.
Myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer which originates in the bone marrow. Unlike many other cancers myeloma does not appear in the form of a lump or tumour. Over the past decade although improvements to treatments have proved effective at controlling the disease, improving symptoms and increasing survival rates there is currently no known cure. Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK which focuses solely on this form of cancer and supporting its patients and families.
On Friday 28th September we held a special Myeloma Awareness Day and asked children and staff of St. Thomas’ to come to school wearing something orange to help raise awareness of Myeloma. We also held a tea and coffee morning for our parents, carers, friends and relatives, as well as a cake sale and tombola.
Every penny that we raised will go to Myeloma UK and the work they do to help support patients and their families through their diagnosis as well as helping to fund world leading research into new treatments.
In total we raised £211.91 for Myeloma UK.