Bosom Pals On The Road Appeal benfits from charity week
15 May 2012
A whole host of events organised by sixth-formers at Westcliff High School for Girls raised a massive £7,571 towards the £500,000 Bosom Pals Appeal On The Road at Southend University Hospital.
Year 13s at the Kenilworth Gardens grammar held a charity week
involving the whole school, with events such as a fashion show, a
quiz night, a 'taste of Asia' evening, a non-uniform day, a name
the teddy competition and the running of a daily café.
Several long-suffering teachers also offered themselves to be
gunged … in the name of fundraising.
The cash collected will go towards the Appeal to buy digital
mammography equipment for the hospital's mobile units acrossSouth
Essex. This will ensure that women going for routine screening get
the same access to high-tech scanning as those treated at the
hospital's breast unit.
"The girls chose the Bosom Pals Appeal On The Road because it's
a good local cause and some of them have had family members
affected by breast cancer," explains pastoral co-ordinator Alison
"I was absolutely blown away when I received the cheque from the
staff and students of Westcliff High School for Girls. I only
visited the school in November of last year to tell them about the
appeal and thanks to their hard work and dedication they have been
able to raise an incredible amount of money in such a short time.
We are so truly grateful to everybody involved," said community
fundraising manager Kayley Harvey.