Osfest raises over £1,200 for Tom's Trust
PUBLISHED: 09:27 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:27 02 May 2017
An annual fundraising event at King's Ely has raised more than £1,200 for Tom's Trust - a charity which helps support children and young people with brain tumours.
Pupils, staff, families and friends came together on New Field after school on April 21 for Osfest – a fundraising afternoon organised by students in Osmond House.
Among the activities and attractions were bouncy castles, a coconut shy, sports challenges, ‘sponge the teacher’, sponsored leg waxing, face painting, music, an ice cream van and a variety of stalls and raffles.
All funds raised were in aid of Osmond House’s chosen charity of the year, Tom’s Trust.
Housemaster Paul Lott said: “I am so proud of the way all the boys in the house pulled together to put on a summer fair that entertained hundreds of people.
“I am thankful for the generosity of pupils, parents and the wider school community in helping to raise such a large sum of money for such a worthwhile local cause.”
Tom’s Trust was set up in 2011 in memory of Tom Whiteley, a local boy who died of a brain tumour in November 2010, just seven months after being diagnosed with a malignant medulloblastoma brain tumour. Tom was aged just nine.
The trust’s aim is to raise money to fund paediatric oncology clinical psychologists at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge to help treat children with brain tumours, and support their families.
The trust also aims to identify and work with a second UK hospital providing the clinical psychology provision within a second rehabilitation service, and to raise awareness of children with brain tumours in the UK.
To find out more about Tom’s Trust, including how you can support the charity, visit www.tomstrust.org.uk