Hats all for Amelia's Miracle fundBy Paul Cassell
May 04, 2012
You have to take your hat off to these youngsters at Bearwood College Nursery, who raised more than £360 for Amelia’s Miracle by donning crazy headgear and making cakes.
Children and staff at the nursery took part in a hat day for the appeal to raise £200,000 for three-year-old Amelia Saunders, who has an incurable brain tumour.
They were asked to make a donation and put on the wildest headgear they could find; including ducks, frogs, firemen’s helmets, stetsons and flowery bonnets.
They also made cakes, biscuits and sausage rolls to sell.
The cash raised from cake sales and money usually directed towards supporting Sports Relief was given to support Amelia and her family, who live in Lower Earley. The fund is to pay for specialist therapy for Amelia at a clinic in Houston, Texas, and for any further treatment required back home in the UK.
Nursery manager Lorraine Beamish, who also took part in a two-hour Zumbathon in Twyford for the cause, said: “Amelia’s story is so sad, when we were approached by one of our nursery parents, who is a close friend of Amelia’s family, we just felt we had to support them.”
For more information visit www.ameliasmiracle.com