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Emma Pang and Sophie Lomax from Beaconsfield High School

KIND-HEARTED pupils have pledged support for a young family who are raising money for their daughter’s treatment for a rare brain tumour.

Girls aged 14 and 15 from Beaconsfield High School in Wattleton Road, held a charity cake sale last Thursday (23) and having seen the Advertiser’s front page story about toddler Jessica Rose Duggan, decided to donate the proceeds to her appeal.

Jessica, who is 16-months-old, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour on March 10 which requires urgent treatment in America costing thousands of pounds.

Parents Samantha Ward, 26 and Ben Duggan, 31, need to raise £25,000 to make the expensive trip which could save their daughter’s life.

The pupils raised £40 from the cake sale and teacher at the school, Sue Hattam, said: “It’s not much but perhaps we can inspire other schools to do something similar and Jessica Rose Foundation will reach its target.”

Jessica Page, 14, said: “Charity begins at home and hopefully one day Jessica will be able to come to Beaconfield High School.”

A group of family and friends have organised Jessica’s Family Fun Day, which will be held at The Squirrel Pub in Penn Street, Amersham on July 24 between 12-5pm.

Tickets are £5 on the door for adults, £1 for children.

Email for information.

Visit Jessica’s Facebook page here.


Click here for how to get to The Squirrel.


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