Youngsters host car wash for Teenage Cancer Trust
CHILDREN and young people at Kibble Education and Care Centre (KECC) were this week recognised for their fundraising efforts to help teenagers diagnosed with cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust received the donation after staff and pupils had organised and hosted a car wash at the school, raising £131.60.
Pupils were also given a potentially lifesaving talk about the symptoms and causes of the disease before the cheque was officially presented. Vanessa Todd of the Teenage Cancer Trust said:
“I want to thank the young people of Kibble for their hard work in putting on this event. We can only continue our important work because of generosity like theirs.
“Hosting a carwash is a fun way to get as many people from the community involved. All the money they raised will help another young person who is coming to terms with their illness, and to help them in their recovery.”
Before the cheque was handed over, Vanessa took the opportunity to teach the pupils about what the Teenage Cancer Trust do, as well as showing a video of the experiences of young people who have fought the illness. Statistics show that every day in the UK, 7 people between 13 and 24 years old are diagnosed with cancer.
Head Teacher Neil Govan said:
“Despite the weather, the kids were in great spirits and did a fantastic job on cleaning the cars. Some of the youngsters also sold raffle tickets and collected donations.
“Events like this are an important part of their learning whilst attending Kibble, but it is also wonderful when we can raise money for a good cause. I want to pay tribute to all of the hard work that the pupils and staff put into the event.”