OSH Students Turn Pink for Charity


Students at Old Swinford Hospital school, Stourbridge, have been dyeing their hair pink in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Cancer Research UK.

The Year 10 pupils, who have already raised over £1900, are doing this in memory of their school friend and fellow rugby player Tom Mole who would have been 15 this week. Sadly Tom died at BCH in April 2018 after a short illness, but Tom and his family were wonderfully supported by the hospital staff during that time.

This activity continues the fund raising work of the community at Old Swinford Hospital which took place in the autumn term. School charity events, donations and Headmaster Paul Kilbride running the Portsmouth Marathon for BCH, combined to raise over £4000.

On Sunday some of the boys will be having their heads shaved at Stourbridge Rugby Club, where they are all members.

15 year old Ben, who set up the crowdfunding page, said:

“At school and on the rugby pitch we want to keep Tom’s memory alive by helping others through raising money for BCH and Cancer Research UK. We have already exceeded our initial target of £1000 which is fantastic.

My own mum had cancer before I was born and this has sadly returned. She is getting the best treatment she can and I know how important raising money for cancer research is.”

If you would like to help Ben and his team mates please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tommoleandcancerresearchtrust