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Seven Kings pupils unite to fight sickle cell disease

PUBLISHED: 13:47 15 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:47 15 June 2016

Pupils at Palmer Catholic Academy took part in a non-uniform day to raise money for Sickel cell anaemia. Year seven pupils in their maths classroom

Pupils at Palmer Catholic Academy took part in a non-uniform day to raise money for Sickel cell anaemia. Year seven pupils in their maths classroom

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Pupils lent their support to world sickle cell day and raised about £400 to fight the disease.

Students from the Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Roadd South, Seven Kings, held a non-uniform day and children and staff members paid £1 to come to school in their own clothes.

The world wide event, which is taking place tomorrow (Friday) aims to raise awareness about the sickle cell disease, which affects 14,500 people in England while 380,000 people are believed to be carrying the gene.

The disease can cause delayed growth, chronic fatigue, strokes and early mortality.

Headteacher Allison Moise-Dixon said: “We are delighted to be able to support and raise awareness of the work of the Sickle Cell Society. As SCD affects Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities this is particularly relevant to our Academy community.”


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