Brother comes up with way to thank hospital

Published date: 23 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A SCHOOL has helped provide a festive boost for a children’s hospital.

The Christmas raffle in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, was the brainchild of Alfie Edge, whose brother Dylan is a pupil at Dee Banks School, Chester.

Dylan has multiple special needs and medical problems.

A spokesman for the school said: “Dylan fights his problems daily with an energy and determination that makes us all incredibly proud. He has won the hearts of all the staff at the school. His mum and dad, Claire and Stuart, are wonderful parents who are extremely supportive of our school and we strive to provide the best possible care for Dylan and his brother and sister in our school.

“The Edge family are always full of smiles and bring an enormous amount of warmth to our school.”

At the start of this term, year five pupil Alfie asked if he could perform fundraising at school for Alder Hey.

He wanted to support the hospital that cared for his brother on several occasions, sometimes for considerable lengths of time.

The school decided to raffle a giant teddy to help raise money for the hospital.

The tickets were sold by Alfie and he drew the winner, Jack Saunders, a year two pupil.

Alfie managed to raise £104.70 from selling tickets for 50p to all the children in school as part of the school’s Christmas party day activities.

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