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Priestlands school pupils raise over £1,000 for Lymington's Oahaven Hospice





TWO school friends have helped raise £1,219 for Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice though a sponsored run and silence.

Daisy and Ellie, year 7 pupils at Priestlands, took part Oakhaven’s Acorn Project bringing patients and children together, and know family and friends who have benefited from the charity.

A keen runner, Daisy ran a 5k along Lymington seawall, managing to complete it in just 30 minutes. Sponsorship from local businesses, including LSB Electrical, Bailey Building, Top Level Scaffold, the Plough Inn and Ray’s Italian saw her raise £500.

Daisy and Ellie with Priestlands head teacher Peter Main
Daisy and Ellie with Priestlands head teacher Peter Main

Friend Ellie received donations totalling £170 for a sponsored silence.

Other pupils in their year group also did their bit through a variety of fundraising activities, including cake and book sales, a ‘soak the teacher’ event and ‘teachers versus children’ dodge ball tournaments.

Hannah Davies, community fundraiser at Oakhaven, said: “Many thanks to Daisy, Ellie and everyone at Priestlands for fundraising for Oakhaven.

“With only a small proportion of Oakhaven hospice costs funded by government sources every donation makes a difference, enabling Oakhaven to continue providing exceptional care, comfort and support to patients facing end of life and their loved ones.”

As well as giving care at its inpatient unit, Oakhaven helps patients with life-limiting illnesses in their own homes and provides wellbeing support at the Coates Centre.

Last year, Oakhaven cared for 1,394 patients and their families and loved ones.

For more information about how you can fundraise, visit oakhavenhospice.co.uk/help-us-fundraise



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