Altruistic youngsters raise funds for local girl

Two children from Kitebrook Preparatory School are to be praised for their altruism and dedication to support a local girl in need of expensive cancer treatment.

Charity event organisers Freya and Scarlet enjoying their film night
Charity event organisers Freya and Scarlet enjoying their film night

13th January 2020 — Scarlet and Freya, both in Year 4, planned and hosted a charity film night to support seven year-old Anna Drysdale. Anna’s parents have been campaigning to raise £460,000 to send their daughter to the US to receive life-changing immunotherapy, having been first diagnosed three years ago with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Wishing to also increase awareness throughout the school, the two girls involved Kitebrook pupils by organising a non-uniform pyjama and jumper day, followed by a film night in the school hall to watch classic movie, Home Alone.

The event was a huge success, with 145 children enjoying the entertainment, raising an impressive £870, kindly matched by a Kitebrook parent.

Class teacher, Miss Norton, said: “Both Scarlet and Freya have demonstrated an amazing amount of empathy and passion for helping Anna; knowing that they were in a position to help they were absolutely determined to make a difference. The initiative came from them, and as a class, and school, we were absolutely delighted to facilitate their charity work. We are all incredibly proud.”

Anna’s campaign has recently received a large anonymous donation which means she will now be able to travel to America to receive the essential treatment she needs.

Kitebrook Preparatory School (Coed 3-13) is a day and boarding school in Gloucestershire.

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