Youngsters raise money to show support for Cameron

Cameron Jeffrey at the front of the pirate ship at Trinity Primary school with class mates who have been fundraing
Cameron Jeffrey at the front of the pirate ship at Trinity Primary school with class mates who have been fundraing

A brave youngster’s battle against cancer has inspired his schoolmates to raise money for other children fighting the disease.

Pupils at Trinity Primary School in Hawick have collected more than £2,500 to show their support for Cameron Jeffrey following his diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of six.

Cameron was told he had the disease in May last year, but he has been in remission since September.

His mother, Nicola, this week described the ordeal her young son had been through and told of her gratitude at how the school had come together to help.

“Cameron was in hospital for quite a long time,” she said.

“He was in for nine months, in Edinburgh, with a lung infection.

“Now he is all set for the next two and a half years of treatment, including chemotherapy once a month, as well as more checks on his lungs.”

She added: “What the school has done has been fantastic. Without places like the Clic Villa, near the Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children, where we were able to stay while Cameron was being treated, I don’t know what we would have done.

“The ward and staff have also been really great, and they made it a home from home for Cameron.”

Trinity Primary pupils have been fundraising in support of Cameron, raising £1,295 for the cancer charity Clic Sargent and another £1,295 for the Edinburgh Sick Kids’ Friends Foundation.

Acting headteacher Adam Lindsay said: “The classes all worked together to generate ideas, and we had a cake and candy sale, two fun runs, a wig Wednesday event and a charity chess tournament.

“We are so grateful to all family, friends and supporters of the school for their generosity in supporting young Cameron and his family over the past year or so.

“It is a great pleasure to have had Cameron back in school with us in recent weeks.

“We look forward to him growing, learning and moving on in the coming months.”