Student raises funds for life-saving unit

A kind-hearted student from Helston Community College is appealing to the public for raffle prizes to help raise funds for a specialist hospital unit that helped saved her life 12 years ago.

Keira Dunn, 12, suffered a stroke at birth due to a genetic disorder and spent two weeks in the Neonatal unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

To show her appreciation, Keira hopes to raise a minimum of £100 at her school’s sports day on July 4 and has organised a raffle and tombola stall. The caring pupil will host the stall with support from her teacher, Caroline Bloor.

Local businesses and residents are invited to donate prizes to help her reach the target.

Keira’s mother, Belinda, said: “Last year Keira was part of a national campaign by the Royal Society for Blind Children and this year wants to say thank you to the Neonatal unit for saving her life and wants the money raised to help save other poorly babies and help give them the best start in life.“

Donations can be collected or dropped off at the college reception at Church Hill in Helston.

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