Prior to Christmas, Thorneyholme RC Primary School in Clitheroe carried out a range of fundraising activites for Milly’s Smiles.
The school were aware of Milly and her charity as their Headteacher Mrs Jackson was Milly’s year 6 teacher during the first few weeks that Milly was in School.
Mrs Jackson ensured that Milly still felt part of the class, despite being in hospital for long periods, she organised the children to send letters and cards to Milly, the class made numerous items to remind her that she was thought about and included in the class.
The impact of this cannot be underestimated, and it made Milly smile and feel part of the school and connected with all her class mates despite being very poorly.
Last week Mrs Jackson brought several pupils from Thorneyholme Primary to visit Milly’s Smiles. The pupils were part of their School Parliament and made up from years 1 to 6.
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to show them around our unit and explain all about the Milly Bags that help children and their families when they have been admitted into hospital.
A huge thank you to everyone from the school for supporting Milly’s Smiles and a heartfelt thank you to Mrs Jackson for remembering Milly – as her mum that is a wonderful gift.