Rhianna Fisher, a pupil at Aston St Marys School, wanted to find a way of saying thank you for the life-saving treatment she received at The Royal Brompton Hospital last year. Rhianna persuaded her head teacher to hold a non-uniform day with cake sale and chidlren's raffle to raise funds for the hospital, and invited local Member of Parliament, Stephen McPartland.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "Rhianna is incredibly brave and I am delighted she is so confident and happy at school. She raised a fantastic £360 from her efforts and the support of the pupils, teachers and parents of Aston St Marys School. I am campaigning to stop the proposed closure of the unit by NHS bureaucrats alongside many other local families and these events help raise awareness."
Rhianna's parents, Jasmine and Neil Fisher, added their thanks, "This was all in aid of raising money to buy toys and games for the children who are patients on Rose Ward within the The Royal Brompton Hospital. We would like to say a massive thank you for your continued support towards the campaign for Saving the Royal Brompton Hospital."
Head teacher, Jule Winwood, added, "We are all very proud of Rhianna. When she was taken ill at school, we called an ambulance immediately. The response of the ambulance service was amazing. She was taken to Lister Hospital and then moved to the specialist Royal Brompton Hospital. Rhianna spent a lot of time on the Rose Ward and wanted to do something for other children who may also spend time on the ward. As a school we were delighted to be able to help with such important fundraising."