Inspirational Portsmouth Academy Student Raises over £7,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity
A Year 7 student at The Portsmouth Academy (TPA) has won the hearts of students, staff, and members of the local community, after she raised over £7,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Daisy Smith, aged 11, only recently returned to TPA after winning her own battle against a brain tumour. Resolving to help the charity that helped her, she set out on a 10k sponsored walk in support of its ground-breaking work to defeat brain tumours.
Daisy inspired an incredible 50 of her friends, family, and students and staff at TPA to take part in the walk, with others donating generously. She was all smiles as she presented the impressive £7,000-cheque to the charity on Tuesday.
Daisy’s sponsored walk started at The Round Tower by Portsmouth Harbour, and finished at the Stacey Community Centre, where participants were treated to a well-deserved spread of tea, coffee and cake.
Natalie Sheppard, Principal of The Portsmouth Academy, said:
“Everyone at The Portsmouth Academy is in awe and immensely proud of Daisy for raising such an incredible amount in support of The Brain Tumour Charity’s invaluable work.
“Daisy has been through a very difficult time, but her unassailable spirit has continued to shine through, and she is a huge inspiration to all of us here at TPA and in the wider community.
“I would also like to commend the great generosity of Daisy’s friends and family and students and staff at our school, who have once again shown the sense of togetherness and support that defines TPA.”