External shot of part of the Peterlee Campus

Students Host Fundraising Day For Bradley

Thu, 2002-07-11 01:00

Hairdressing and barbering students at East Durham College held a special fundraising event yesterday to help raise money for Bradley Lowery.

The event, held at the College’s Peterlee campus, raised £264.40 through a number of different activities including demonstrations, haircuts & manicures and a raffle with the kind support of Sally’s Salon in Peterlee.

The level 2 students are required to organise a promotional day as part of their course and after being moved by the story of two year-old Bradley Lowery’s fight against a rare form of cancer, they decided to hold a fundraising day for him.

Bradley, who is only 2 year-old, from Blackhall, suffers from Neuroblastoma which is a cancer of specialised nerve cells called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. Bradley’s Neuroblastoma is at the level 4 stage which means the cancer has spread to distant lymph nodes, bone, bone marrow, the liver, the skin or other organs.

Neuroblastoma has a high relapse rate and with no available treatment for this in the UK, Bradley’s family are aiming to raise £500,000 in case urgent surgery in the United States is needed.

Alison Scattergood, lecturer in barbering at East Durham College hailed the day as a massive success and believes the donation is being made for a fantastic cause.

Alison said: “The students had to work on a promo event as part of their course this year.

“The students decided to put together a fundraising day incorporating novelty fundraising ideas together with a number of different techniques they have learned on the course.

“The students chose to give their money to Bradley Lowery as they believed it is  a fantastic worthwhile cause and they knew the money would be put to great use.”

If anyone would like to donate to Bradley’s Fight you can get more information at http://www.bradleylowerysfight.co.uk/ and his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BradleyLowerysFightAgainstNeuroblastoma