Fun day helps hospital which treated Dagenham pupil with tumour

Keira Richards, 11

Keira Richards, 11 - Credit: Archant

A series of school fun days helped raise lots of cash for the hospital that helped treat a pupil suffering from a tumour.

Children having fun on the bouncy castle at one of the fun days

Children having fun on the bouncy castle at one of the fun days - Credit: Archant

Beam Primary in Dagenham hosted three day of activities this week in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Kai Anderson, 7, and Tyrese Anderson-Whittington, 9

Kai Anderson, 7, and Tyrese Anderson-Whittington, 9 - Credit: Archant

The children’s hospital has treated Beam pupil, Keira Richards, who has a benign (non cancerous) tumour which was affecting her hearing and sight.

The 11-year-old is responding well although has not yet received the all clear, according to the school.

Keira, who has also received treatment in America, said the last few months had been tough, but added the fun days had cheered her up. “They’ve been great. I especially enjoyed helping the little children with the games. I also got to sell some cakes which was fun.”

The youngster said staff at Great Ormond Street had been fantastic and she was glad to be able to give something back.

Her teacher Chloe Martin added: “The hospital has done a lot for Keira so we thought it would be great to raise some money for them.

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“Three pupils, Kacey, Crump, Kelsey Demsey and Shani Dixon, all 11, have even raised £300 outside of school, which is just brilliant.”

The school hopes to raise around £1,000 in total.