Teacher ‘overwhelmed’ by support after returning to school following breast cancer battle
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Children banded together to show support for their teacher who went through a year of treatment for breast cancer.
Pupils from Harold Court Primary School, Church Road, Harold Wood, rasied £950 for breast cancer charities after holding their own Pink Day.
The idea stemmed from the school’s parliament who voted for the idea after teacher Wendy Donnelly-Symes only returned to school in September after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
She said: “It was a fitting way to celebrate still being part of the Harold Court family, I shed a few tears as I was totally overwhelmed by everyone’s ongoing support, generosity and thoughtfulness.”
Headteacher Matthew Dineen said: “Cancer affects many of our own families and at the time we need support.
“It is standing strong together, which is what events like today are reminding us of that we are all human and we need to sometimes feel we all care – Pink Day was testament to this.”
The school is now planning to raise more money as it prepares to host its own Race for Cancer day next term.