Standing looking over the King’s Hawford top field bathed in sunshine, watching teachers, parents, pupils, and ex-pupils play football to raise money for one very brave member of the King’s Hawford community and his family made everyone very proud to be part of the school.
In February of this year, Year 6 pupil, was diagnosed with a brain tumour and is currently undergoing treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In a desire to help and support him and his family, a group of Year 6 pupils decided that they wanted to do something for him. A keen footballer, the pupils, in collaboration with parents, planned a charity football tournament. The tournament took place on Sunday, 12th June. The money raised is to be split between The Little Brains Trust, which provides support for children and families diagnosed with a brain tumour, and future travel expenses for his treatment.
A dedicated team of Year 6 parents had baked delicious cakes to sell, donated tombola prizes, organised t-shirts and wristbands to promote the event, supplied sweets, ice-cream and even a bouncy castle. In addition, parents donated generously to the online auction which also took place over the course of the weekend. Players in the football tournament gave their all and there was certainly a sense of healthy competition from start to finish. Mrs Phillips, Head of King’s Hawford rounded off the tournament by present him with a trophy.
The final total has yet to be announced. We are delighted to confirm that the online auction raised over £3,500 and the football tournament over £1,500, so, with the sales of wristbands and additional support including Mr Tainton’s donation for the left-over cakes, which were distributed to pupils at school the following day, it is anticipated that the total will be in excess of £6,000.
A huge thank you to the wider King’s Hawford community who supported the Year 6 cohort in making the event and the online auction such a success.