We are delighted to be supporting the Sohana Research Fund as our School Charity this year. There have been nu-merous events already this term (thank you for all your sup-port with these!), and we have already raised over £2500 for this very worthwhile cause. Fundraising activities have included yesterday’s non-uniform day, cake sales, collections at the recent school production of Sweet Charity, the Community Arts concert and Gym Show, and the weekly activities in the “Four Weeks of Christmas”. We are also having a stall at tomorrow’s FORMS fair, selling pancakes and offering butterfly face-painting and henna tattoos—do come and see us then!
We had the pleasure today of welcoming Mrs Sharmila Nikapota, Sohana’s mother, to RMS. She spoke in our school assembly about the work the charity is undertaking, and what it means for people like her daughter who suffer from this rare condition.
Mrs Nikapota also told us about a medical focus being run on the BBC Health Report next week. Sohana and her family have been interviewed for this report, and will be featuring in the programme.
The programme is due to air on either Tuesday 1st December or Wednesday 2nd December at both 6.00pm and 10.00pm as part of the news health report .
Mrs Nikapota is pictured above with Mrs Baron, the School’s Charity Co-ordinator, and Deputy Head Girls for Charity Anoushka and Sarah.