Non-uniform day raises £602

4th January 2016

Chelsea Rose Cartwright was a student at De Warenne Academy from 2006 to 2014. Chelsea suffered from leukaemia but fought it bravely.  After beating it once the disease returned and Chelsea tragically passed away at the age of just 20 on 15 October 2015.

Students wished to remember Chelsea and on Friday 18 December 2015 the academy held a non-uniform day with a focus on Chelsea's favourite colour, purple.  The response from students and staff was fantastic and £893 was raised on that day. The money will be given to the Rochelle Baxter Fund at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, a charity chosen by Chelsea's family. The trust helps to make the lives of teenage cancer sufferers as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.