This year our Sixth Form is supporting the Nottingham Children’s Hospital ‘Big Appeal’ and we are specifically fundraising for Ward E39, the children’s cancer unit at the Queens Medical Centre. The money that we raised will go directly towards developing facilities on the ward, where patients can often live for months at a time, to create a ‘home-from-home’ environment for the children and their families.
Our first fundraising event – the Sixth Form rowing race – took place on Tuesday 17th October from 3:30 – 4:15pm in the Main School Hall. Each tutor group had their own rowing machine and it was a race to see which team could row the furthest in 20 minutes – with each student changing over when they felt too tired to continue.
Mzimkhulu, a year 13 student said “The children’s unit impacts a lot of lives. They give hope for the parents and the children that have to live with these painful medical conditions. So I decided to support the unit in order to spread hope and buy medicine that will give the children a chance to live and experience life at its fullest”.
This is the start of an exciting, ongoing partnership between the Nottingham Emmanuel School and Ward E39. We are so proud of the sixth form students who have raised a fantastic £462 so far.