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OAC Student Raises over £650 for NHS SASH Trust

OAC Student Raises over £650 for NHS SASH Trust

Jessica, aged 12 and supported by her neighbour Avery have raised over £650 for a local hospital by completing one hundred laps of their road after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.

Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Surrey, student Jessica Briers and friend Avery were inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s effort of walking one hundred laps of his garden, so the girls thought they would walk one hundred laps of their road and raise vital funds for the East Surrey Hospital in the process.

The girls picked East Surrey Hospital because Jessica's nan fell while going outside to clap for the NHS on a Thursday evening.

Jessica’s Nan sadly broke her hip; but the staff did an amazing job at keeping her happy and smiling. With thanks to East Surrey Hospital, she is now home and has almost made a full recovery.

Jessica’s family commented on her fundraising efforts saying; “We are also so proud of what Jessica has achieved and are completely overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbours in helping Jessica to raise such an amazing amount of money.”

“We are also extremely grateful to the doctors and nurses at East Surrey Hospital for looking after my mother so well in such difficult circumstances.”

Their initial goal was to raise £100, but they have well and truly surpassed that goal and the total raised now stands at over £650.

Catrin Green, Principal at Oasis Academy Coulsdon, commented saying; “We are so proud of what Jessica has achieved. It is deeply engrained as part of our Academy culture and ethos that our students care for others in our community, and as tough as the current time is it has brought out the best in so many people and united in a way like never before. Jessica’s generosity of spirit and dedication is an example to us all.”

You can donate and find out more about Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust HERE.