Tynings families rally to support little Abbey
Published on: 02 Jan 2015
CHRISTMAS shows by the youngest children at The Tynings School raised more than £500 to help a former pupil’s disabled daughter.
Lucy Rees’s little girl, Abbey, aged four has Rett’s Syndrome, a neuroological condition that affects girls’ speech and use of hands and legs, as well as causing digestive and other problems. She goes to playschool and has recently learned to walk, but she needs highly specialist and expensive support.
Collections at the school’s reception nativity and Year 1 and 2 Prickly Hay plays raised money for Abbey through the Sunshine Butterflies charity.
Head Ashley Yates said: “The genrosity of our school community is amazing.”
The school has also supported Fishponds Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio. Donations of 20 metres of coins (nearly £200), equate to enough to vaccinate over 1600 children – an amazing achievement!