FUN and frolics at King’s Ely have raised more than £1,200 to help support children and young people with brain tumours.
Pupils, staff, families and friends of King’s Ely came together on New Field after school on Friday, April 21st for Osfest – an annual fundraising extravaganza organised by students in Osmond House.
There was a whole host of activities and attractions on offer including bouncy castles, a coconut shy, sports challenges, ‘sponge the teacher’, sponsored leg waxing, face painting, music, an ice cream van and a wide variety of stalls and raffles. All funds raised were in aid of Osmond House’s chosen charity of the year, Tom’s Trust.
Housemaster of Osmond House, Paul Lott, commented: “I am so proud of the way in which all the boys in the house pulled together to put on a summer fair that entertained hundreds of people. I am thankful for the generosity of pupils, parents and the wider school community in helping to raise such a large sum of money for such a worthwhile local cause.”
Tom’s Trust was set up in 2011 in memory of Tom Whiteley, a local boy who died of a brain tumour in November 2010, just seven months after being diagnosed with a malignant medulloblastoma brain tumour. Tom was aged just 9.
The trust’s main aim is to raise money to fund Paediatric Oncology Clinical Psychologists at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge to help treat children with brain tumours, and support their families. The trust also aims to identify and work with a second UK hospital providing the Clinical Psychology provision within a second rehabilitation service, and to generally raise awareness of children with brain tumours in the UK.
To find out more about Tom’s Trust, including how you can support the charity, please visit www.tomstrust.org.uk.