Giving hope to children with brain tumours

Bourne Academy children raised money for Anna's Hope: Back (from left) Sally Sutcliffe, Carole Hughes, Robert Hughes; front ' Poppy Pick and Pippa Deane. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060712-159TW
Bourne Academy children raised money for Anna's Hope: Back (from left) Sally Sutcliffe, Carole Hughes, Robert Hughes; front ' Poppy Pick and Pippa Deane. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060712-159TW
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STAFF and students at Bourne Academy have raised more than £530 for the East of England’s leading children’s brain tumour charity, Anna’s Hope.

The charity was inspired by Anna Hughes who tragically died aged three years and eight months and was set up by her parents, Rob and Carole, and five godparents six years ago.

Rob and Carole have visited the school to talk about the charity – and were delighted to return to collect the proceeds of all the enterprising fundraising efforts.

Youngsters were challenged by the school’s head of Mays House, Sally Sutcliffe, to raise as much money as possible.

Mrs Sutcliffe said: “The students were both inspired and saddened by Anna’ story.

“I didn’t just want them to bring in some money to help the charity – I wanted them to be proactive and really make a difference.

“Over the past few months each tutor group has undertaken activities to raise money. We have even been selling lollies and icecream in the rain.”

“I only hope we can keep adding to this total and raise even more for the charity.”