13/03/18 – Judith & Laura’s Charity Assembly
Our Monday morning assembly was delivered this week by our Head Girl Judith Leeman and her cousin Laura Nesbitt. Judith bravely spoke about how her younger brother Matthew was involved in a terrible accident in April 2017, which resulted in him sustaining traumatic head injuries when he fell from a trampoline.
Judith and Laura both explained that Matthew was a patient in the PICU (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit) at the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children and that a nurse was at his bedside 24 hours a day in order to monitor his condition. Both girls praised the hospital staff who were always on hand to deal with Matthew’s medical issues. Within 13 days Matthew regained his strength and was discharged.
To show gratitude towards the PICU for their hard work and dedication, Judith and Laura are having an “Adopt A Square” fundraiser. For £1 pupils, staff and friends can purchase a square to win one of three Easter Egg prizes with squares on sale from the school office and the girls. The draw will take place on Wednesday 28th March.
Furthermore, the Leeman family are also hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of PICU, which will be held on Saturday 14th April (10am-1pm) in Corkley Orange Hall.
Principal Neil Megaw stated “Judith and Laura demonstrated incredible bravery in delivering their assembly. I want to encourage everyone who has a connection with Newtownhamilton High School and indeed the Newtownhamilton community to support both girls in this very important fundraising event”.