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CRAZY HAIR DAY AT CANTERBURY SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN’S AIR AMBULANCE

There were no rules about tidy hair at Pilgrims Way Primary School, Canterbury on Friday June 28th when pupils held a Crazy Hair Day to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

Year 2 pupil Edith Dear (7) needed specialist nursing in January this year after an emergency operation at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate to remove her appendix.  She was still in an induced coma when TCAA flew her to the paediatric intensive care unit at King’s College, London 75 miles away.

The flight took just 33 minutes, compared with a 3 hour road journey.

Edith and her family are so grateful to the Children’s Air Ambulance for getting her to the specialist care she needed so quickly, they have set themselves the challenge of raising £3,500 – the cost of each mission undertaken by TCAA.

“Organising the event was our way of saying thank you. We hope all the pupils – boys and girls – had a great time whilst helping a worthy cause – it was fun to see all the different crazy hairstyles,” said Edith’s mum, Alex.

“We will forever be grateful to the charity for what they did for Edith and want to raise the money to pay for her flight.”

A special assembly about the lifesaving work of TCAA – led by the charity’s Youth Development Officer Anoushka Brown – was held at the school on the day along with information around #TheCrew fundraising initiative.

 

It costs about £36 for enough aviation fuel to fly for 10 minutes.

£36
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