Students raise hundreds in memory of High Wycombe schoolboy
PUBLISHED: 17:46 21 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:02 20 February 2013
Buckinghamshire New University students have raised more than £800 for a fundraising charity set up in memory of a High Wycombe schoolboy who died from a rare form of cancer.
Well done to friends of the late Rob Hollandwho continue to raise funds in his name. Rob passed away in September 2007 aged 15, after battling Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour, which mainly affects teenage boys.
He set up the charity Robs ARTTT (A Rare Teenage Tumour Trust )in June 2007 and it has raised more than 131,000 for a research lab at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey and has pledged to raise 30,000 per year to help finance it.
Robs schoolfriend, Sapphire Stottor, 19, who attended Holmer Green Senior School with him and is now studying BA (Hons) Human Resource Management at Bucks New University, raised the money with Julia Britton, Jade Moule, and Emily Berry, all aged 18, and Hayley Johnson, 20, also studying the same course.
The group raised 690 with a walk in February from Adams Park to The Rye in High Wycombeand boosted that figure with a merchandise stall and raffle at the University, in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe.
Robs mum, Amanda Holland, of Cressex Road, High Wycombe, joined the students for the stall in the Gateway reception at the University and said it was fantastic they were keeping Robs memory alive.
She said: Rob would be extremely touched by the efforts put in by Sapphire, Julia, Jade, Hayley and Emily. They have all been fantastic.
They are keeping Robs memory alive and helping to raise money for a great charity which does some amazing work. I am extremely grateful to all of them.
Sapphire said: The event was all part of a marketing module assignment on our course, where we could choose a charity and had to raise at least 150.
We decided to choose Robs ARTTT as its something very close to my heart and I was very keen to raise awareness of this great charity. We never thought we would raise as much money as we did so thank you to everyone who supported us and gave generously.
For more information on Robs ARTTT visit: www.robsarttt.piczo.com