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Goodmayes students fundraise for leukaemia-stricken pupil

Year 13 pupils at Mayfield School before the fundraising event Year 13 pupils at Mayfield School before the fundraising event

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
4:10 PM

Sixth-form students at a Goodmayes school donated £1,300 raised at an Oscars-themed charity event to the family of a student struck down with leukaemia.

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The event had already been 
organised by year 13 BTEC business students at Mayfield School in Pedley Road.

But when they found out year seven pupil Nevan McGing was receiving treatment for the disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the budding business leaders decided to give all money raised to his family.

One of the organisers was student Furqan Butt.

He said: “We were looking for an appropriate charity to support and when we found out what Nevan was going through it made our minds up.

“Not only is Nevan part of our community but he is also part of the Mayfield family. “His father came into the school to collect the £1,300 cheque and he gave a heartwarming speech of thanks at the end which affected everybody.”

The youngster is now in 
remission, which Furqan 
described as “fantastic news”.

Leukaemia accounts for a third of all cancers diagnosed in children. It is a form of cancer that affects the white blood cells and bone marrow.

Because all of his treatment is covered by the NHS, the students are hoping the money goes towards a trip to give Nevan and his family some much-needed respite.

Mr Butt said: “His family said he wanted to go to Disneyland or somewhere like that. “At the end we gave a presentation which gave other pupils and guests more information about leukaemia and what Nevan is 
going through.

“We’re hoping to raise some more money to donate to the charity Leukaemia Lymphoma Research.

“A great time was had by all when we found out Nevan was in remission.”

The Oscars-themed night, which took place early this month, saw students attend a dinner where there were music and dancing performances from students and teachers handed out awards with categories such as best dressed and best haircut.

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