Junior School children have raised a grand total of £1810.58 during their annual charity week. Every year they choose a charity, this year they have been raising money for Medical Detection Dogs.
Throughout the week the children held a number of events including a variety of stalls, toy, lolly and cake sales, a raffle and guess the number of sweets in the jar. The children in Year 6 also planned and managed their own stalls with some traditional games and other more inventive ideas. The week concluded with a House Day where children came into School wearing their House colours.
Medical Detection Dogs is a charity that trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. The charity receives no government funding so relies entirely on donations from trusts and the public. Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. The work that charity do is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.
A representative from the charity came in to School assembly to collect the cheque. The children had the opportunity to hear more about the charity and meet a fully trained detection dog, and a puppy in training!