CIS Working with Tom’s Trust

CIS have been helping Tom’s Trust make life better for children with brain tumours.

On Wednesday 17th January, the Senior School welcomed Debbie Whiteley, founder of the Charity Tom’s Trust, and mother to Tom, to speak to the students about the vital work the charity does and to let them know how the money raised from the Christmas events will be spent.

Debbie talked to a captivated audience about her own personal loss and the inspiration and hard work behind setting up the charity to help children who are suffering from brain tumours, ensuring they receive the psychological support they need.

Mrs Mills, Principal said “It was really interesting for the students to learn about how the money they raised will be spent and put into perspective the importance of taking time to fundraise and the difference that they are able to make to someone’s life.”

Mrs Whiteley commented ’We are delighted that Cambridge International School, Cambridge have raised funds for us and supported our work.  They raised an incredible £1,189 for the charity, which is enough money to provide ten sessions of psychology for five children, something that simply couldn’t be provided before Tom’s Trust existed.  This group of children can suffer from extreme side effects of the tumour, that range from blindness to anxiety, and the psychological support they are now receiving will change their outcomes and lives, as well as supporting their parents and siblings.’’

 

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