Youngsters don hats to commemorate parent

Published: 28th May 2012

Youngsters don hats to commemorate parent
School children in Portsmouth have helped raise hundreds of pounds in memory of their classmate's dad.

Youngsters at the Hook-with-Warsash School wore a variety of hats to school to raise money for Brain Tumour Research, following the death of 35-year-old Ross Pearman, according to the Portsmouth News.

His five-year-old son Phoenix, who attends the school, was one of many kids sponsored to wear hats for the day, which resulted in £637 being raised for the charity.

Ross' wife Amanda, who also has an infant son, said that she was extremely grateful to the kids for helping raise the money, and hailed the event for increasing awareness of brain tumours.

"The amount of people that are dying of brain tumours - the money just isn't there. The government isn't supporting it enough," Mrs Pearson explained.

Meanwhile headteacher Christopher Hines told the newspaper: "It was lovely to see the support that the children, parents and staff were keen to give to this special day."

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