Glusburn Primary School pupils bring festive cheer to pal Tyler

Craven Herald: Glusburn Primary School pupils take presents to the children’s ward at Leeds General Infirmary. Pictured are Alice Newsham, Rihan Hardaker, headteacher Richard Hunt, Olivia Pickering and Phoebe Rollins Glusburn Primary School pupils take presents to the children’s ward at Leeds General Infirmary. Pictured are Alice Newsham, Rihan Hardaker, headteacher Richard Hunt, Olivia Pickering and Phoebe Rollins

Year four pupil Tyler Manley – who is in hospital recovering after having a brain tumour removed – has been given a special Christmas present.

Fellow pupils at Glusburn Primary School have raised money to buy her an iPad mini.

And they are also hoping to bring some Christmas cheer to other patients on Ward 52 at Leeds General Infirmary where Tyler was initially treated.

They were spurred into action by Tyler’s mother, who noted there was a lack of good quality toys available to children on the ward.

Since September, they have held a number of fundraising events including bun sales (which brought in £123), a wear-a-wacky-hat day (£291) and a collection at the key stage two carol service (£202).

“The whole school community have truly overwhelmed me with their generosity,” said headteacher Richard Hunt. “I am really proud of the school and I hope that we can deliver some happiness to the children on the ward and aid their recovery.”

As well as buying the iPad mini for Tyler, the money has been used to purchase a sackful of presents for Ward 52. These include games, a DVD player with DVDs, a ‘Now 86’ CD, a wooden doll family, spinning beads, a doll’s house with people, a train set, car transporter, puzzles and a soft toy.

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