Darwen School Raises Over £2,500 in Memory of Holly Brand for Derian House

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Fundraising in Memory of Holly Brand Raises Over £2500

Members of the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy have, from an internal source, revealed to have generated funds exceeding £2,500 in tribute to Holly Brand. Holly, a vibrant fifteen-year-old member of their student body, unfortunately, succumbed to pulmonary hypertension in the previous year.

Grieving and Honoring Through Charity

The Academy staff and student population, suffering a profound loss due to Holly’s untimely passing, launched versatile fundraising campaigns to honor the departed soul. Among the noteworthy activities, a Christmas fayre and a special ‘Elf Day’ were held to hoist proceeds, which are slated to benefit the Derian House.

About Derian House

Derian House is an organization rendering critical services to children battling serious, life-shortening medical conditions and their families. The fundraising efforts from the Academy community are thus aimed at aiding this charity in its noble endeavor.

Significant Contributions from Students and Community

These events witnessed an overwhelming response from the student body, especially the Year 11 students proved instrumental in boosting donations through the sale of ‘elf army’ key rings. The campaigns additionally attracted generous contributions from the wider community, illustrating the school’s significant role in broader societal discourse.

Holly’s Family and Principal Take Initiative

News from our source also suggests Holly’s family’s active participation in the fundraising, taking up the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in a bid to raise further funds. In addition to this admirable family initiative, Principal Claire Bailey is also set to bolster fundraising via a sponsored skydive planned for July.

A Collective Vision For Change

These collective efforts serve a dual purpose. On the one hand, they commemorate Holly’s memory, and on the other, they endorse Derian House’s tireless works in assisting children and their families through extraordinarily tough times.


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