School donates to child cancer cause

Pupils at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay donated $1,000 to the Hannah Meeson appeal to raise funds for child cancer research and treatment. 

The students presented a $1,000 check and a get well card to 6-year-old Hannah, who suffers from brain cancer, at a special assembly at the school hall last week. 

The school children raised the money by holding a Dress Up Day on Friday Oct. 4, where students and staff wore yellow tops and jeans. 

The donation was handed to the Meeson family by the president and first vice president of the Students’ Council, Yanic Haylock and Tamara Castro respectively.  

School principal Joseph Wallace said it was the “desire of the institution, as an IB (International Baccalaureate) school to actively involve ourselves in the community, as well as teach our students the need to be empathetic to the circumstances which affect the lives of the those around them, which is a part of the training that the Primary Years Program is supposed to provide.”  

Several thousands of dollars have been raised for the Heroes for Hannah campaign. Proceeds of the fundraising is being donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private childhood cancer research charity in the United States. 

The school children raised the money by holding a Dress Up Day on Friday Oct. 4, where students and staff wore yellow tops and jeans. 

John A Cumber donation to Hannah Meeson

Sir John A Cumber students Tamara Castro, left, and Yanic Haylock, right, with Hannah Meeson.
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