Dear Parents and Carers
A big thank you to all of those who came along to the hugely successful Posh Bingo night at the Infants' school hall on Friday May 5 in aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust.
This local charity is particularly important to the Highfield community because it has provided invaluable support to one of our Year One pupils, Beau Apsley, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia three years ago.
The Posh Bingo event raised an incredible £4910 for the charity – and Larissa's employer BlackRock are going to match a large part of this amount so the figure will rise considerably. One of the key aims of the fund-raising is to improve the facilities at the Tiger Ward Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Woolwich.
Beau’s mother, Larissa Apsley, says: “Posh bingo was such a fabulous event. It could not have happened without the help of a group of compassionate Highfield mums who organised the evening with me. It was so wonderful to have such an incredible turn out, with everyone having so much fun. I feel so proud and honoured to be part of a community that happily came and gave this game a try for a good cause.”
Michael Douglas, The CCT’s chairman of trustees, adds: “Special thanks and congratulations to the Posh Bingo fundraising team and to everyone who joined in the fun. The amount that you raised was exceptional by normal fundraising standards and will be used to support the salary of the additional member of that we fund on the children’s Tiger Ward. You are all amazing and we are truly grateful for your valuable support.”
Emma, Larissa, Amber, Chevonne & Rachel.