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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 Smith.

"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.