Bedminster Down School raise £600 for cancer centre

Bedminster Down School Pupils

Schoolgirls from Bedminster Down School have raised £600 for Southmead Hospital Charity by organising a dress down day with their fellow pupils.

The money will be donated to the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital.

Kali Ellis, Isobel Anderson and Alex Lecki, all 15, organised the dress down day recently asking for donations of £1. The total was the biggest amount a group of pupils have raised at the school.

Adrian Brown, Community Appeals Manager, said: "It is a fantastic amount to raise for a school dress down day and the school are rightly proud of their pupils acheivements.

"Well done to the girls for organising and to all the pupils who took part, their contributions will make a real difference to patients dealing with cancer and their families.

"Your school can take part in Hero for a Day on October 6 by simply dressing as superheroes to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity, we want to make this year's event bigger than ever before so please get in touch and find out how your school can get involved."

The NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, inside the refurbished Beaufort House, provides advice and support to people with cancer, their friends and relatives, helping them access financial support, information about their condition and treatment, details of support groups and complementary therapies.

The centre was set up as a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and North Bristol NHS Trust with ongoing costs funded by Southmead Hospital Charity.

Find out more about how to support the centre.

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