Enterprising children at Cheam School in Headley presented an incredible £7,643.14 to local bereavement charity Daisy’s Dream this week.
The money was raised at the school’s successful Christmas Fair in December and presented to Daisy’s Dream fundraiser Gemma Gittins.
Jacqui Marriott, head of pre-prep at Cheam School said: “We decided to support Daisy’s Dream because we know what a devastating impact bereavement or long-term illness can have on a child.
“Dealing with such issues is never straightforward and is different for each individual. Daisy’s Dream provides such a fantastic support network not only for the children affected but also for their families, carers and schools. We believe that this is crucial for ensuring that each child is able to cope with their circumstances whether at home or at school and always has someone to turn to should they need it.”
“The Cheam Christmas Fair was a great success this year and everyone had such a fun time visiting Father Christmas, playing pin the tail on Rudolph, feeding the live reindeer, delving into the lucky dip and shopping for presents. We had such an amazing team of volunteers and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us to raise this fantastic sum in aid of Daisy’s Dream.”
Gemma Gittins from Daisy’s Dream added: “To raise such a great amount at a Christmas fair is nothing short of amazing and we are extremely grateful to everyone at the school who contributed.
“The money raised could help us support as many as ten families across the area for a whole year. With increasing demand for our services, we are so indebted to Cheam School for their generosity.”
Daisy’s Dream is a professional support service which responds to the needs of children and families across Berkshire affected by life threatening illness or bereavement.