Our hospice in Balby, Doncaster has received a boost of £1000 thanks to the students at XP and XP East School in Doncaster.
The kids at the schools wanted to show support to one of their former teachers Brandon Burk, by raising money for us after hearing how Brandon’s fiancé Melissa Mountford was cared for here earlier this year.
The year 9 students made a plan and took charge as they set about fundraising. They ordered food and set up a tuck shop at breaktime, encourage their fellow students to buy from them, all in aid of a good cause. The kids then decided to host a ‘teachers get sponged’ event which managed to raise even more money! In total they pulled together £1000 to donate.
Hayley Ibbotson, a teacher at XP said: “I am so proud of the kids for pulling together and choosing to raise money for the hospice, after hearing about Melissa and how the hospice cared for her, they wanted to show support to Brandon while doing something good and they did absolutely amazing!”
Maureen Harwood, hospice fundraiser said: “It’s amazing to see how the kids have been so touched by Melissa’s time at the hospice, we appreciate the effort they have gone to, and the donation is gratefully received.”
St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Trust (RDaSH).