Brother and sister get school friends wearing a hat in aid of the Brain Tumour Research - The Solihull Observer

Brother and sister get school friends wearing a hat in aid of the Brain Tumour Research

Solihull Editorial 9th Apr, 2018   0

PUPILS AND staff at St Patrick’s Church of England Primary Academy donned colourful hats in aid of the Brain Tumour Research.

Sienna Guglia, 7, and her five-year-old brother Rafaele organised the day at the Earlswood school and called on their classmates, teachers and staff at the school to wear a hat for the day and raise funds for the charity.

The Lapworth duo also sold badges and wrist bands at school to help boost the coffers.

Outside of school the entrepreneurial siblings joined forces with The Bulls Head pub in Earlswood which supplied hot drinks free of charge to parents at school drop-off, in exchange for a donation to the charity.

They also completed a mile-long run with a group of friends they have known since their nursery days and collected donations at retail parks across the borough.

Siena and Rafaele initially set out to raise £50 however through sheer grit and determination they have collected more than £3,000.

The pair decided to raise funds and awareness when they found out that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

Siena said: “Our friends and family have been so generous in supporting us, and now we are asking if everyone reading this can spare just £1 to help towards the fight against brain tumours.”

Rafi said:“I am very proud to be a part of this and I hope as many people as possible will join us. Brain cancer could effect any one of us in the future.”

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