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Waltham Cross Pupils raise over £240 for charity

27 Jun Waltham Cross Pupils raise over £240 for charity

Pupils at Haileybury Turnford School have raised over £240 for The Sick Children’s Trust to say thank you for supporting their teacher when her baby was seriously ill.

Children at the school held a Big Chocolate Tea party which raised £242.50 for The Sick Children’s Trust which supported Arts and Photography teacher, Helen Ledster, when her son Flynn was born 13 weeks prematurely.

The charity supported Helen, husband Daniel and eldest son Bradley with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation at Chestnut House when Flynn was born at just 27 weeks at The Rosie Hospital, over 45 miles away from their family home. Flynn spent a total of 16 weeks on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the specialist hospital before being transferred back to the family’s local hospital for two weeks.

Flynn, who celebrated his first birthday last month, has since made excellent progress.

The Sick Children’s Trust runs ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country, supporting families with seriously ill children in hospital. Although the accommodation is provided free of charge to families, it costs the charity £30 to support a family for one night