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11th December 2018

Pupils’ sweet gesture for Dorset cancer patients

When Dorset Cancer Care Foundation appealed for fundraisers for its High Five campaign, pupils at Talbot Heath stepped up to the plate.

Members of 5B whisked up batches of Christmas tree cookies, festive cupcakes and brownies which they sold to their schoolmates, raising over £140 for the appeal.

Picture : (left to right)- Maia, Daisy, Mya, Natasha and their friends in class 5B at Talbot Heath School raised over £140 for DCCF’s High Five campaign with a bake sale.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) was set up five years ago by local people to help families facing financial struggles because of cancer.

The charity’s High Five campaign, launched in October, asks people to donate £5 to help fund patient grants for everything from transport to and from hospital, to specialist equipment, childcare and short breaks.

The appeal aims to raise £250,000 in the next 12 months.

Bake sale organiser Mya, 9, said: “My friends and I love baking and it was amazing to see all the great cakes and biscuits we had made for the sale laid out on the tables.

“When we realised how much we had raised we were all really proud. We hope the money will help a lot of families here in Dorset.”

Eve Went, a co-founder of DCCF said: “This isn’t the first time children from Talbot Heath have supported us and we are so impressed by their kindness, support and also their baking skills.

“We will be inviting the children along to our Member’s Evening in February to receive a special thank you for their efforts and hope they will inspire other schools to raise funds for the High Five campaign in 2019.”

To donate to the High Five campaign simply text: DCCF00 £5 to 70070. Or give online at: Justgiving

DCCF would also like to hear from Dorset cancer patients who might need its support. An application is simple and if successful, financial help is available very quickly. Details of how to apply for grants and become a supporter of DCCF can be found Here

 

Bournemouth Echo report here

Media information: Debbie Granville at Deep South Media on: 07884 657782 or email: Debbie.granville@deepsouthmedia.co.uk