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South Holderness Sixth Form Students,
Hull FC’s Scott Wheeldon & Staff on Catwalk
to Raise Cancer Fight Fund

Report by Jean Edwards
Photographs by Terry Bearpark

This year marks the fifth year of South Holderness Technology College’s fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust.  Between 2004 and April 2008, £5000 has been donated to the charity. Teenage Cancer Trust strives not only to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients but also their chances of survival. The Trust focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals.

Scott Wheeldon wearing the official Hull FC suit with two students show off their latest fashions

Special guest Scott Wheeldon wearing the official Hull FC suit
with two suitably impressed students also out to impress

Two of our students, Harry Mason in Year 13 and Hayley Duplock in Year 11 have both had treatment at the Leeds Unit and are responding well.

Various fundraising activities have taken place this year. Lance Gadd, a member of the teaching staff agreed to a sponsored head shave.  A Fashion Show by year 11, a rock concert and sponsored run around the school field was organised by year 11 and 6th form students.

So far this year £1500 has been presented to the charity by year 11, 12 and 13 students

Just two of the many new dresses on show


The Sixth Form Fashion Show took place on Wednesday April 23 in the College Hall.
It was attended by students, staff and members of the local community.

Special guest, Scott Wheeldon, one of Hull FC’s players modelled the club’s official suit. Hull F.C. has adopted the Teenage Cancer Trust, through ‘Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer’, as their charity this year.

The students hope to raise £400 from the Fashion Show, which this year included four members of staff and Mr Martin Cooper, the Headteacher as models!  Bucket collections took place during the Fashion Show as well as a raffle and tombola.  The event was sponsored by Twilight Dress Hire of Ryehill who provided the dresses and suits.

If there is fashion there is music

At the start of the show, Iain Kimberley, Regional Education Manager for TCT talked about his involvement with Teenage Cancer Trust and raising awareness about teenage cancer.  David Brazier, a local supporter of the Charity talked about fundraising work which he and his wife Sheila are actively involved in.

Christopher Toyon shows off the special Hull FC 'Roving away kit'

Christopher Toyon shows off the special Hull FC 'RTTC Roving away kit'

The event was organised by the sixth form with the support of Debbie Copeman , year 11 and 13 Pastoral Manager at the College, Jill Richards, Head of the Sixth Form Centre  and Jean Edwards, a supporter of the charity and retired teacher from South Holderness.  Gail Hurst, Year 9 and 10 Pastoral Manager was responsible for the choreography with the support of the sixth form students.
Suzanne Billany a year 12 student and Publicity Manager for the show has worked tirelessly to make sure that the event was successful.

Backstage at the fashion show

Three's a pair when it comes to cufflinks and bow ties

Lucy Chester sang ‘Fields of Gold’ by Sting and the College Rock Band played 2 numbers.    Music was provided by the Matthew Copeman and Brian Taylor, the Technology Department technician. Lighting was provided by ‘The Gig Shop’ of Beverley Road, Hull with the help of student Gregg Adams and his team. The large plants were provided by Sandhill Nurseries of Preston.  Dutch Imports of Hull donated an outdoor table and chairs and local businesses donated various raffle prizes. A number of students worked back stage to provide hair and make up, photography and the set.

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