Teenage Cancer Trust Praise Stamford School's Fundraising
Helen Bearfield-Swift, the regional representative from Teenage Cancer Trust visited Stamford School on 28th September to address the students on their fundraising efforts for her charity, as well as CLIC Sargent and the Ronald McDonald House charities.
Stamford Endowed Schools have been raising money in memory of Tom Billington for the past 6 months, with various activities culminating in a 13km sponsored walk. Helen Bearfield-Swift joined the school on the day of the walk, representing Teenage Cancer Trust, one of the charities the school will donate to, after raising over £11,000 in total.
Grateful to receive a portion of the donation, Helen praised the efforts that the students had gone to, and spoke about the Teenage Cancer Action Week, which runs from 28th September to 4th October, as a way of raising awareness of common sign of cancer in young people (details below).
Tom Billington’s mother, Amelia, also spoke to the boys who had raised money for the charities that helped her son and her family throughout the course of his illness. She thanked their determination on the sponsored walk, which took place on one of the hottest days of the year.