Over £3,000 has been raised by a Chesham secondary school to help young people fighting cancer.

Students and teachers at Chesham Grammar School came together to host cake bake sales, whilst having their legs waxed on March 8, in aid of Young Lives vs Cancer.

The school were inspired to support the cause after a student had been cared for by the charity during their cancer treatment.

Megan Day-Haynes, Darwin House Leader at Chesham Grammar School, said: “At Chesham Grammar School we pride ourselves on supporting one another as a community.

“The house system holds a variety of charity days that often are connected to someone in or around our circle.

“As Darwin House Leader, we chose to support Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity that has supported one of our sixth formers.

“Our charity day involved: a mufti day; a bake sale at break time which sold out in minutes due to the high demand for sugar and a brave member of staff volunteered to have his legs waxed at lunchtime.

“It was a fantastic day and highlighted the strength of our school to support one another.”

Byron Geldard, fundraising and engagement manager for Berkshire at Young Lives vs Cancer added: ”I am blown away by the support of the school for not only the charity but also from the support they have given their students in this challenging time.

“Thank you for supporting Young Lives vs Cancer.” 

Young Lives vs Cancer helps young people from birth to 25 against their respective illnesses, along with their families, from the moment of diagnosis.

The charity also provides financial grants to help families such as travel to hospital, food and extra clothing.

To sponsor the school, friends and family, go to funds.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/tedsfund.

For more information about Young Lives vs Cancer’s work go to www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk