Children, parents and staff at The Compass School, Haddington have raised over £2000 for CHAS!
They achieved this amazing sum by holding a Rainbow Fun Day on Friday 8 May. Everyone who took part wore as many bright colours as they could find at home and sent in photos to the School where they were arranged into an impressive gallery of colour and fun. At the same time, families were asked if they could make a donation in support of the charity, CHAS.
CHAS provide the only hospice care for children with life shortening conditions in Scotland and are dedicated to supporting every single member of those families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. With the spread of COVID-19, providing the many services CHAS ordinarily do has become incredibly difficult overnight, meaning these families are even more isolated than ever before. CHAS are working closely with the NHS to continue to provide end of life care in both Rachel House and Robin House as well as launching the world’s first virtual children’s hospice to ensure they can still support families while they are self-isolated as well as keeping them and CHAS staff as safe as possible.
Headteacher, Mr Mark Becher, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support that has been provided to this initiative. At this time of crisis, the rainbow has become a symbol of hope and of kindness. We felt that to take this theme and to build a fun activity around it in which everyone could become involved and at the same time, raise essential funds for CHAS would be a great way of bringing the school community ‘together’, even though we are all confined to our homes just now. We have been truly amazed by the generosity of our families and friends and are so pleased that we have been able to raise such a significant amount for such a worthy and important cause.