Hats off to Tom!

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Hats off to Tom!

In aid of Marie Curie nurses

An Exeter School boy has come up with a novel idea to raise funds for charity.

15-year-old Tom Kilmartin is selling Exeter School branded bobble hats to his school friends to raise money for Marie Curie nurses.

“Having recently lost two of my grandparents to cancer, I thought it would be nice to try and repay the Marie Curie nurses for the all hard work they do in providing help and support to people with terminal illnesses,” he said.

“The nurses stayed overnight at my grandparents’ house numerous times, giving care in the middle of the night. They enabled my grandparents to remain at home and helped make the last week so much more comfortable than it would ever have been without them being there.

Not only did they help my grandparents, they also helped my family a great deal; we would have not have been able to cope without the Marie Curie nurses; especially my mum and auntie.”

Tom is hoping to raise £1000 towards the charity by selling the hats for £12 each.

“The charity does fantastic work and has helped a countless number of people, many of whom I am sure have found themselves in a similar circumstance to my family and me.”

Members of the school community can buy a branded bobble hat via the school intranet: https://intranet.exeterschool.org.uk/letters-and-notices/extra-curricular/exeter-school-bobble-hats