Woodley pupil Amber helps school raise funds for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

A WOODLEY pupil was seeing blue recently – with a big smile on her face.

Amber, who attends Rivermead Primary School, was able to present Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice with a cheque for £494.47 as a result of her fundraising efforts.

The talented youngster encouraged her classmates to take part in the charity’s Wear Blue For Sue initiative. This asked participants to choose a blue coloured item of clothing and wear it for the day.

Donations from the event will now help the Reading-based hospice which offers a range of palliative care options for people with life-changing cancer.

Amber was joined by classmate Summer to present the cheque to Sue Ryder’s Alison Edwards at a special assembly last Thursday.

And watching in the wings was Amber’s Mum Natasha Fairchild, who said: “Amber put forward a charity day to raise money for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice.

“As well as Wear Blue For Sue, a cake sale also took place.

“In total the school raised £494.47, and this was all down to my daughter arranging this with the school.

“I couldn’t be more prouder of her.”

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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