Christmas Jumper Day

18th December 2019

For the last few years, we have held a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of The Joe Glover Trust a children’s cancer charity.  The Joe Glover Trust has officially transferred to Abby’s Heroes, another small local children’s cancer charity.

Therefore, this year’s Christmas Jumper day, which will be held on Wednesday 18th December, will be in aid of Abby’s Heroes.

Abby’s Heroes provides financial assistance to families to help with the additional costs of caring for a child on cancer treatment in the Wessex Region – Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands.  Since the charity started, they have supported hundreds of children and their families needing a helping hand.   These grants are for a variety of reasons such as rent or mortgage payments as one or both parents might not be able to work while their child is in hospital, additional travel costs to Piam Brown Ward (the Paediatric Oncology ward), or Teenage and Young Adult Unit at the University Hospital Southampton as children and young people are treated here from anywhere in the Wessex Region.

All pupils and staff are invited to wear a Christmas Jumper with their usual school uniform on Wednesday 18th December and make a £1 donation for this worthwhile cause. It will be a day of festive cheer while helping to make a real difference to those families who experience a child having cancer.

If you would like to find out more about this charity and how you can support them further, please visit www.abbys-heroes.org