Pennies for Penny. Neale Wade student launches a spare change appeal to raise money for research into rare cancer and to take young carers on a treat-filled day trip
PUBLISHED: 15:29 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 26 March 2018
A young carer is asking people to donate spare pennies to help raise money for research into a rare cancer that her mum Penny is having treatment for.
The fund, called Pennies for Penny, will also help pay for a day out for young carers.
Student Charlie-Anne Veness, 15, launched her appeal this week.
She said: “Last November my mum was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis and a myeloma which is cancer and had to start chemotherapy immediately.
“This was heart breaking news but we have all powered through with our ups and downs, the result of this led to me and Ty being young careers.
“This has been an adventure with a roller coaster of emotions.
“I have decided that I need to raise money and awareness of this by the ‘bless your heart’ campaign, I’m doing this at Neale Wade Academy.
“The cancer is really rare and doesn’t get a large amount of recognition.
“I’m also giving money to the young careers at Neale Wade so that they can go on a trip wherever they would like.
“To raise this money we are doing certain events in school such as wearing blue and red for the day, a bake sale, a raffle, pennies for penny which is where we are collecting all lose change that everyone has, like 1ps and 2ps.
“Finally badges, key rings, fridge magnets.
“All of this has been put together by myself and teachers at Neale Wade and many of senior management around school.
“Miss Wilshire who runs young careers has helped to get them involved and Dr Winn who made these amazing badges and I would like to say a massive thankyou to everyone who helped.”