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Loughborough students raise £950 to support people with a brain tumour

Year 8 at Loughborough Grammar School raised a fantastic £948.67 for brainstrust in a bake-off competition that they took part in at the beginning of the year.

Not their first fundraising for brainstrust

The boys felt inspired to do some fundraising after their classmate Aiden Bradshaw and his Mum Hulya Otzel climbed Mount Triglav in Slovenia. The pair raised nearly £1,500! It was a challenge that they felt inspired to undertake after Hulya received support from brainstrust following her brain tumour diagnosis.

After supporting Aiden and Hulya in their fundraising, the school decided to set up their own event and picked brainstrust as their chosen charity. Each of the six forms in Year 8 took it in turns to produce home-made sweet treats that were sold to the rest of the school at break times of Friday mornings. They turned it into a ‘bake-off’ style competition, to encourage each form to raise as much money as possible.

Meeting the star bakers

Jodie, our Support Specialist for the Midlands area, went along to the school to be presented with the cheque and talk to Year 8 about the difference their fundraising will make to our community.

“It was brilliant to meet the boys and talk to them about the work that we do for those affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. A massive thank you to everybody involved for choosing brainstrust and supporting our community.”

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