Kids go extra mile for fellow pupil Cameron

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Children at Trinity Primary School, Hawick have been busy raising funds for one of their fellow pupils who was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of just six.

Cameron Jeffrey was told he had leukaemia in May 2015, and was then put into remission in September.

His mother, Nicola, this week described what her young son had been through, and how the school had come together to help.

“Cameron was in hospital 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 went on: “What the school has done has been fantastic. Without places like the CLIC Villa 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 made it a home from home for Cameron.”

Trinity Primary kids have recently been fundraising in support of Cameron, raising a grand total of £1,295 for the cancer charity CLIC Sargent (the charity that provides emotional, practical and financial support to children suffering form cancers, and their families) and another £1,295 for Edinburgh Sick Children’s Friends Foundation.

Acting Head Teacher Adam Lindsay said of their efforts: “The classes all worked together to generate ideas and 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.”