School cake bake raises over £1,000 for Rowans Hospice

PRIMARY school pupils have raised nearly £3,000 to help people suffering with illness.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 1:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 5:45 pm
Brooke McGowan, 10, handing over a cheque to Rowans Hospice fundraising officer, Alexis Trowbridge. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Children and staff at Portsdown Primary School have been baking cakes and took part in a non uniform day to raise over £1,000 for the Rowans Hospice.

Katherine Brennan, 7, said: ‘I brought in two boxes of cup cakes and sold them all. It’s important to help Rowans as people with really bad illnesses go there.’

Harvey Heatley, 9, added: ‘My Aunty has cancer and so it’s important to help people. I made cookies to sell and also donated £20.’

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The Rowans Hospice is a cause close the hearts of school staff. Teaching assistant, Yolande Osgood, recently lost her husband who spent his final few months at the hospice.

Yolanda said: ‘The Rowans provided such fantastic care for my husband and I really wanted to do something to show my support.’

Rowans fundraising  officer, Alexis Trowbridge, commented: ‘If it wasn’t for  efforts such as this we wouldn’t be able to provide the service we do.’  Staff also took part in  Pretty Muddy to raise almost £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.