Mrs Smyth's P2 Class with c at
Harmony Hill Primary School's charity
HARMONY Hill Primary School recently held a
charity event to raise money for a fund set up by a member of
When Learning Support teacher Mrs Jennifer
Cairnduff spoke of how her family had set up a fund for the
purchase of a ventilator for the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit of
King's College Hospital in London, the school decided to help
her out by holding a crazy hair day.
Pupils and staff were invited to wear their
hair in mad styles and pay for the privilege. A total of £1,007
was raised and will go towards the £25,000 needed to buy a
Hazel Sleeth from the school said that the
interest in this fund raising venture grew out of the
experiences of Philip Cairnduff, the 19-year-old son of Mrs
said: "When Philip returned from a building project in Botswana,
in August 2004, he was very weak and sick.
A week later - after he had been transferred
from the Royal Hospital to King's College - his liver failed
"He would have died had there not been a
compatible organ available for immediate transplant."
After surgery, Philip was in hospital for
almost a month before being strong enough to return home. He
missed what would have been his final year at school while
recovering slowly at home.. Philip who intends to go to
University next year, thanked all the children and staff at the
school for their support, when he attended the crazy hair day.
Philip Cairnduff who inspired Harmony Hill
Primary School to hold the charity event. The proceeds went
towards a ventilator for the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit of
King's College Hospital in London. US19-733SP