School mates rally around for Sian (9)

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A LESLIE girl who underwent an organ transplant has thanked her fellow pupils for holding a ‘yelly’ good fundraiser, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Sian Campbell was given a new liver last year and wanted to help other children who needed similar help.

Her classmates in primary 4/5 decided to help her provide much-needed cash for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, which provides support for youngsters in a similar plight to Sian.

Pupils and staff dressed in yellow and had a coloured-themed assembly to learn more about the charity and the work that it does.

Class teacher, Katy Vance, said: “The children have been working really hard in the planning and organisation of the event and have enjoyed making cakes to sell at tuck time.”

And Caroline Gardiner, head teacher at the Rothes Park school, added: “We are delighted to have raised more than £200 for the foundation and thank everyone for supporting this worthwhile event.”

Sian added: “I’m really thankful for what the school is doing, as it is very special to me.

“I’ve had a liver transplant and have friends in hospital too.”

Pupil, Poppi Roberts, said children could wear something yellow for the day at a cost of 50p, bake cakes with yellow icing for 20p a cake and a sunshine money box was also created to take any spare change!”

A spokesman for the charity thanked everyone who had taken part in its Big Yellow Friday national fundraiser on March 2.

She said: “It all sounds really positive and early indications are that we’re going to raise lots of money.

“Our vision is that childhood liver diseases will be understood, prevented and treated effectively.”

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