£1300 for Weston Park Teenage Cancer Unit

5th November 2013

At the end of the summer term we were pleased to support Ellie Saxton, one of our Year 10 students, whose family were raising money for Sheffield's Weston Park Cancer Hospital who were treating Ellie's father. Ellie made the brave decision to have her head shaved completely during break time on the last day of term and students and staff gave generously in support of this cause. Ellie's mum and family were there to support her and there was complete silence and respect from over 600 students and staff whilst Ellie's head was shaved by Mrs Marris, hairdressing tutor at the academy.

Sadly Ellie's father passed away in August but in October a representative from Weston Park came in to the academy to receive a cheque for £1300 which the family asked to go to the hospital's Teenage Cancer Unit.

The photo shows Ellie, her mum,sisters, Danii Taylor, Deputy Head Girl and Mrs Pollard presenting a cheque to Sarah Cross, Fundraiser from Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.