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Pupils raise over £1k to help Bella’s appeal

Pupils from Wallsend Jubilee Primary School presenting the �1031 proceeds of a cake stall and non-uniform day to Bella's Benefit charity, collected by Barry and Kareena Lewis. GM039930

Pupils from Wallsend Jubilee Primary School presenting the �1031 proceeds of a cake stall and non-uniform day to Bella's Benefit charity, collected by Barry and Kareena Lewis. GM039930

Pupils at a Wallsend school raised more than £1,000 for a young girl currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Three-year-old Bella Rennie has been diagnosed with brain stem and spinal cord tumours.

The chemotherapy will not cure Bella’s tumours but it is keeping them static and further treatment will be necessary, such as proton beam radiotherapy, which is only available abroad.

Bella’s family live in Howdon and they contacted Jubilee Primary School to see if they could help.

And the children rose to the challenge and decided to hold a non-uniform day and sell cakes to raise money.

The final total raised during the afternoon was £1,031.

Headteacher Ann Thornton said: “The commitment shown by the pupils, parents and staff to support Bella, whom they do not know, has been fantastic.

“Some children sold cakes to their own families as well as bringing in even more to sell at school.

“The generosity of our children and families makes me feel extremely proud.

“Thankfully not many of us know what Bella’s family are facing, but we were more than happy to help out in some small way.”

 

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