Pupils raise thousands in memory of Ethan

Pupils from Crail Primary School present a cheque to TCCL

Pupils from Crail Primary School present a cheque to TCCL

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CHILDREN from Crail Primary School were delighted to welcome a representative from the Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia charity.

Gaye Steele from the charity which serves north east Fife as well as Dundee and Tayside, visited the pupils to accept a cheque for £2280.50.

The school held a sponsored run at Beech Walk Park in Crail last month to raise money for the charity which holds a place in the hearts of many of the young pupils.

Lucy Jess, headteacher at Crail Primary School explained: “We chose to support TCCL through this year’s sponsored run due to the support the charity gave Ethan Allen and his family.

“Ethan was a pupil at Crail Primary School who lost his brave fight with cancer in May of last year. He is much missed and well remembered in our school and community.”

Founded in 1994, the childrens cancer charity specialises in supporting families in the local area who have a child under the age of 21, who has been diagnosed with either cancer or leukaemia.

TCCL are currently raising funds to build a holiday house where children with cancer and their families can spend quality time together in a special place with the right amenities.

With a target of £500,000, the Crail Primary School donation has gone a long way to helping them on their way, with the total now at £214,000

Mrs Jess added: “We are delighted to have raised this sum to help build TCCL Lodge and are overwhelmed by the generosity of all those in the community who have supported our pupils.”

For more information about the charity and details of the holiday lodge project, visit its website at www.tccl.org.uk.