Year 3 Pupil raises £1000 for the Northern Cleft Foundation

Year 3 Preparatory School pupil, Noah, has raised £1000 for the Northern Cleft Foundation (NCF).

Noah inspired pupils in Brunel House to organise a cake sale to raise money for the charity which is close to his heart.

Noah was born with a cleft lip and palate, and had to have numerous corrective operations. He was extremely passionate about raising money for the NCF when speaking in a House Assembly earlier in the term.

The Northern Cleft Foundation transforms the lives of young children born in India with a cleft lip and, or, palate. The team of specialist doctors and nurses volunteer their time from across the North of England and each operate costs on average £200.

After a cake sale at the Preparatory School raised £500, Noah’s parents' business matched the amount by raising additional funds. The money raised will pay for five operations.

Mr Mike Tremlett from the Northern Cleft Foundation visited the Prep School, for a special assembly led by Noah, to talk about the work the charity does and how the money raised will be spent.

Mr Sawyer, Yarm Preparatory School Head said: “Teaching our pupils to show compassion is a fundamental aspect of Prep School life. We were truly inspired by Noah when he told us all about the Northern Cleft Foundation in assembly we relished the opportunity to get involved and show our support.  I am delighted we were able to donate, along with Noah’s family, £1000. Thank you to Mike Tremlett who kindly gave up his time to speak to all the pupils about the life changing work done by the charity.”

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