Newhaven schoolchildren’s tribute to former pupil

CHILDREN at Southdown Junior School in Newhaven took it upon themselves to raise money for local charity Haydn's Wish.
CHILDREN at Southdown Junior School in Newhaven took it upon themselves to raise money for local charity Haydn's Wish.

CHILDREN at Southdown Junior School in Newhaven took it upon themselves to raise money for local charity Haydn’s Wish.

Head teacher Christine Terrey said two groups of children collected the cash by making cakes, biscuits and drinks, generating an amazing £86.92.

Haydn was a pupil at Southdown Junior School in Church Hill and was just nine-years-old when he died after suddenly developing an allergy that prevented him from eating peanuts.

Haydn’s Wish was set up by his parents, in his memory, to raise awareness of the links between childhood asthma and potentially fatal allergies.

It is also raising funding for the research department at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Head teacher Christine Terrey said: “We think it’s brilliant that they wanted to do something to support the charity themselves.”