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Staying in bed raises thousands for charity!June 29th, 2020
Chapel House held a brilliantly successful event recently to support Sam, who is in hospital receiving treatment for a brain tumour. The boys thought about doing the usual fundraiser like running marathons or climbing mountains but decided to think about ways of really helping Sam through his treatment, cheer him up and raise some money too.
Sam has been stuck in bed receiving chemotherapy for three weeks so Lewis and William suggested a BIG Chapel House sleep over, virtually of course, so that all of the boys could be together with Sam. For 20 hours the boys enjoyed chatting, snacking and laughing. Activities included a quiz, ‘Pillow P.E’, gaming and a midday movie. Oh and more snacks. Everyone had a great time and Sam and the boys are looking forward to getting together every weekend in some way. Sam wants to thank everyone who took part, he loved it. Having his friends there to chat to and game with was brilliant. Even when he was tired, he loved listening to the chatter and mayhem of Chapel House and the rest of the ‘Stay In Bed’ team. To make this even more special, the fact that the team has managed to raise over £4000 has amazed Samuel. It is awesome that something can be given back to the Neurosurgery and Cancer wards of Southampton Children’s Hospital which have, and continue to provide great care for him. It makes him so proud to have such good friends. Samuel would like a special thanks to go to Ms Mone and the Chapel House team for organising such a wonderful event. Ms Mone would also like to say a HUGE thank you to the boys, the Chapel House Team, Sam and Dr Evans, Sam’s Form Tutor and everybody who has donated and sent wonderful messages of support. Thank you to Chapel House parents who have really got behind this event too as we received donations from grandparents, aunties, cousins and godparents. Apologies to dads who didn’t get the usual breakfast in bed for Father’s Day this year, but were bringing snacks to their sons instead!