Glusburn Primary pupils’ presents for brain tumour girl

Keighley News: Glusburn Primary School pupils Alice Newsham, Rihan Hardaker, Olivia Pickering and Phoebe Rollins with headteacher, Richard Hunt, and the wrapped presents for classmate Tyler Manley and other children in hospital at Christmas Glusburn Primary School pupils Alice Newsham, Rihan Hardaker, Olivia Pickering and Phoebe Rollins with headteacher, Richard Hunt, and the wrapped presents for classmate Tyler Manley and other children in hospital at Christmas

Year four pupil Tyler Manley – who is in hospital recovering after having a brain tumour removed – has been given a special Christmas present.

Fellow students at Glusburn Primary School have raised money to buy her an iPad mini.

And they are also hoping to bring some Christmas cheer to other patients on ward 52 at Leeds General Infirmary, where Tyler was initially treated.

They were spurred into action by Tyler’s mother, who noted there was a lack of good quality toys available to children on the ward.

Since September, they have held a number of fundraising events, including bun sales (which brought in £123), a wear-a-wacky-hat day (£291) and a collection at the key stage two carol service (£202).

“The whole school community has truly overwhelmed me with their generosity,” said headteacher, Richard Hunt. “I am really proud of the school, and I hope we can deliver some happiness to the children on the ward and aid their recovery.”

As well as buying an iPad mini for Tyler, the money has been used to purchase a sackful of presents for ward 52. These include games, a DVD player with DVDs, a Now 86 CD, a wooden doll family, spinning beads, a dolls house, train set, car transporter, puzzles and a soft toy.

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