Leopold Primary School are currently working in conjunction with our PTFA groups to raise £10,000 for an exciting and ambitious new project – a peace garden at the Gwenneth Rickus site.
The garden will be created in memory of Kavele Kerr-Campbell, a former pupil who passed away in 2015. Kavele attended the Gwenneth Rickus site until he died suddenly due to complications relating to sickle cell disease, and we are pleased to be working closely with the Sickle Cell Society on this fundraising project.
The garden area will be a place where children are able to reflect, relax and enjoy peace and quiet. It will also function as a space for counselling sessions for those pupils who receive them (weather permitting!).
The school will be hosting several events to support this fundraising project, including a special World Sickle Cell Day event, which will also help to raise awareness of the condition.
We hope that the memorial garden will be officially opened on 8th May, in commemoration of what would have been Kavele’s eighth birthday.
Online donations can be made to the official fundraising page by going to the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KaveleKerrCampbellMemorialGarden
All support is welcomed, and no donation is too small.