Bush Trucker Trial held at Cowplain School to Help Raise Money for Southampton Hospital
Cowplain School held a bush trucker trail to fundraise for the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General Hospital where fellow pupil Beth Tiller is currently receiving treatment after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a year ago. The pupils of Cowplain School felt the need to organise an event like this to show their support.
The Year 11 prefects who organised the charity week, invited students to eat a range of food to raise additional money. The blindfolded teenagers were asked to eat smelly cheese, gherkins with anchovies on top, marshmallows with marmite as well as ‘creepy crawlies’.
Student Tom Mitchell, 15 states:
“The bush trucker trial was disgusting, it was worse than what I expected, but it was good to know that we were raising money for an important cause’.
Student Jackson Chandler also states:
“The crickets were the worst because it was really dry! I am glad I attended, it was a great day. I am glad I could be part of raising money for the charity”.
Prefects of Cowplain School continued:
“Rather than just watching what was happening to Beth, we wanted to help instead! So that we could make a difference”.
Money raised is still to be confirmed.
For more information on the hospital visit: www.southamptonhospitalcharity.org.