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posted 19 May 2014, 05:10 by Matthew Shenton
This year a compassionate group of girls at Four Dwellings Academy have been pulling out all the stops to raise much needed cash for a cancer charity. The group collected 22 bags of used clothes and 12 boxes of books and also made bracelets called Beads of Courage and cancer ribbons to sell for Children with Cancer.

This charity is providing information to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer in children, teenagers and young adults. Childhood cancer is more common than you think. There is a severe lack of awareness and young lives are being lost due to late diagnosis.

The charity  provide the  'Beads of Courage' programme to over 60 hospitals treating more than 3,000 children with cancer. This helps the children and families through their oncology journey. The beads are symbols of courage which record milestones of blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, hospital stays, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

This term the group are looking to raise more cash by asking for people to sponsor them to complete a sponsored walk and a sponsored silence. The group have raised over £200 for a range of charities since September and rounded the Spring term off with a final cake sale on Friday 11th April. Mollie in Year 7 commented that "I really like raising money because it helps people and it is loads of fun!"

Four Dwellings Charity Fundraising Committee
Mollie , Tamzin , Jennifer , Kayleigh , Leah , Allanah.