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Aimee raises funds for Cancer Research UK

Aimee, a pupil in Year 7 at St Benedict’s, has been fund-raising for Cancer Research UK, in memory of her dance teacher who died recently.

As well as taking part in a charity dance-a-thon, Aimee has enlisted the help of everyone in her year group to help her raise money, some of which will also be donated to her teacher’s two-year-old son.

Aimee’s class decided to run a Gold Coin fund-raising activity at break time: they all brought in cakes to share with the other classes in Year 7 and asked for donations for Aimee's cause. Her form teacher, Mr Mushiso said: “The children raised £102.86 in less than 15 minutes, which demonstrated the unity, goodwill and friendship that has developed among our Year 7 pupils towards each other this term.” 

St Benedict's pupil raises funds for Cancer Research
Aimee's form, F3Y

Their efforts didn’t stop there, and many also sponsored Aimee as she took part in a 24-hour dance-a-thon at the weekend, organised by Innovation Dance, the Ealing studio where Aimee’s teacher had worked.

Aimee has been attending ballet classes since she was 3 years-old. She also now enjoys jazz and street dancing. “My teacher was really nice, and I wanted to do something to help her family”, said Aimee.  “I remember how she liked to rehearse a performance all at once, for about 12 hours. It was very focused but she gave us lots of breaks so that we could keep going.”


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