Exmouth pupils raise cash for cancer kids

PUPILS at an Exmouth primary school held an Easter egg hunt to raise cash for youngsters suffering from cancer.

PUPILS at an Exmouth primary school held an Easter egg hunt to raise cash for youngsters suffering from cancer.

St Joseph's Primary School pupils raised �178 for the paediatric oncology department at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E).

In a bid to continue fundraising for the young patients, St Joseph's parent Kathleen Wilson is planning to take part in the Great West Run and is appealing for sponsorship.

The egg hunt was organised by the class two pupils, and their parents, in support of one of the pupils who is being treated for leukaemia at the RD&E's Bramble ward.


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They hope the cash raised will go towards buying equipment for those staying in the department's isolation ward.

St Joseph's spokeswoman Emma Richardson said: "Their isolation ward is currently being refurbished and staff are hoping enough money will be raised to buy new televisions and Wii machines to make long stays in the unit a little more bearable for the children."

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The egg hunt was the school's third fundraising event for the cause - taking the total raised to �700.

* To sponsor Kathleen Wilson or to donate to St Joseph's fundraising efforts, contact Emma Richardson or Ann Howard by emailing classfundraising@googlemail.com

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