Sickle Cell Fundraising Update
On Friday, 24th June, a fantastic atmosphere came over the school without, at any point, detracting from learning. Everyone looked stunning in their own clothes and celebrated unique style. Through Savannah's powerpoint, shown in tutor time, giving information about how her family has been affected by Sickle Cell, we gained a better understanding of this condition.
We are extremely proud that we raised £837.86 - an amazing figure!
Well done to staff and students of PMS and to parents for their support but especially to Savannah.
Friday, 24th June, 2016
We will be raising money for the Sickle Cell Charity. This charity was nominated by Savannah Hall, 9BH, and this has been agreed by the student council and the Head Teacher. Savannah will be giving information about this in assemblies. There are girls affected by Sickle Cell in our school. It is a great cause.
Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect the red blood cells. The most serious type is called sickle cell anaemia. Sickle cell disease mainly affects people of African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean and Asian origin. In the UK, it's particularly common in people with an African or Caribbean family background.
People with sickle cell disease produce unusually shaped red blood cells that can cause problems because they don't live as long as healthy blood cells and they can become stuck in blood vessels.
Sickle cell disease is a serious and lifelong condition, although long-term treatment can help manage many of the problems associated with it.
Our target for this event £1000