I did it to remember dad

I turned my school red for Wear it. Beat it. I did it in my dad’s memory, after he died of heart disease. It was my headteacher’s idea. When I went back to school after dad died my headteacher said that I should do something to remember Dad.  Wear it. Beat it came around, and […]

I turned my school red for Wear it. Beat it.”

I turned my school red for Wear it. Beat it.

I did it in my dad’s memory, after he died of heart disease.

It was my headteacher’s idea. When I went back to school after dad died my headteacher said that I should do something to remember Dad. 

Wear it. Beat it came around, and I organised a bake sale and non-uniform day. It was really fun and raised £1,500.

The next year I decided to do something bigger. I turned the school red again. We did a bigger bake sale and a raffle. We also did a raffle in my village. This time we raised £1,800.

I felt proud. It was really community spirited. I couldn’t believe how many people came forward to help.

Dad and I were very close. I think he would have been proud of the fact I am helping other people have a better chance than he did.

By raising money for research I hope other families won’t have to go through what we did. 

Bea Holliday

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