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May 27th 2014

Perryfields High School raises £500 for the SWBH Charity

Perryfields High School in the West Midlands has raised a fantastic total of  £500 for the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) Charity through a number of fundraising events including a cake sale, a dance show and an all-time student’s favourite – a non-uniform day in honour of one of their favourite teachers.

Teacher Graham Newson, along with his wife, colleague Di Green and two smartly dressed students paid a visit to City Hospital this week to hand over the cheque which will help support the Oncology department.  Graham who is an Oncology patient at SWBH said he was ‘delighted with the amount raised and that the support of the school was outstanding’.

A total of 1,200 students got involved with the fundraising events in support of their teacher.  The cake sale which went down a storm, helped to raise most of the £500.  There was something for everyone to get involved with throughout the weeks of fundraising and the fantastic amount raised goes to show what a caring school it is.

The Perryfields visitors were greeted by the SWBH Charity’s Fundraising team and Chemotherapy Sister Amanda Downes.  There were smiles and laughter all round as the cheque presentation was made in the beaming sunshine.

Carly Jones, Head of Fundraising for the SWBH Charity said: “We’re thrilled Perryfields High School chose to support the SWBH Charity.  Its generosity in donating the proceeds from its fundraising events to us is truly fantastic; it will go a long way in helping us improve the experience of our patients in the City Oncology department.  We can’t thank them enough.”

The SWBH Charity funds additional facilities to enhance the experience of patients and their families across the SWBH Trust area.  It is currently fundraising for its cancer wellbeing event in autumn 2014.  If you want to support cancer services or would like to support the work of the charity, get in touch with the fundraising team on 0121 507 5196 or email swbh.fundraising@nhs.net


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