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Students from The High Arcal School help cure blood cancer by getting in the festive spirit.

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A school in Dudley in the West Midlands is raising vital funds for us throughout this academic year.

The High Arcal School kicked off their fundraising with a Christmas Jumper Day for its staff and students on Friday 19th December 2014, and they raised £240, which will enable us to add two new donors to the register.

The school, who raise hundreds of pounds each year for different charities, decided to hold the event because Anthony Nolan has been selected as the Himley House Charity for this academic year.

Mrs Preston, Head of Himley House said: "As a house, we decided to support Anthony Nolan after one of our form tutors, Tracy Goodyear, raised so much through her heroic triathlon efforts. Last year her father was given a life-saving transplant, with help from the charity.

To show our support, we launched our first fundraiser of the year, Christmas Jumper day! Students throughout the school paid £1 to wear a festive jumper instead of their blazers. The day was a real success and helped to get us all in the Christmas spirit"

This is just the first event where staff and students at the school are raising money for Anthony Nolan; they are hard at work planning their next charity event.

Nancy Gray, Community Fundraiser at Anthony Nolan, said: ‘The fundraising that The High Arcal School is doing makes such a big difference to people with blood cancer. It costs £100 to recruit each person to the Anthony Nolan register, so that’s 2 potential lifesavers added already because of the school's hard work.

It’s great to see that they got creative with their fundraising by getting into the Christmas spirit -  we look forward to seeing what they come up with for the rest of the year!’.




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