Hats off to Amelia's Miracle fundraisers
May 10, 2012
You have to take your hat off to them!
These youngsters at Bearwood College Nursery in Sindlesham have raised more than £360 for Amelia’s Miracle by donning crazy headgear and making and selling cakes.
Children and staff at the nursery took part in a hat day for the appeal which is hoping to raise £200,000 for three-year-old Amelia Saunders, who has an inoperable brain tumour.
There was a further boost for the fundraising appeal this week when Amelia’s dad Richard announced the tot's tumour has stopped growing.
Tests will continue to monitor Amelia’s progress as she undergoes experimental treatment in America.
The Saunders family’s bid to find a cure for Amelia inspired nursery children at Bearwood to lend a hand.
They were asked to make a donation and put on the wildest hat that they could find.
In addition, they made a selection of cakes such as cupcakes, brownies, crispy cakes, hot cross buns, Victoria sponges and fruit cakes.
The cash raised from cake sales and money normally directed towards supporting Sports Relief was given to support Amelia and her family who live in Lower Earley.
Money has been used to provide specialist therapy for Amelia at a clinic in Houston, Texas, and further treatment back home in the UK.
Nursery manager Lorraine Beamish, who 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 on the appeal visit www.ameliasmiracle.com