Support for sick Emma’s US dream

Pupils in national costume for the World Day in aid of the Emma Hoolin fund at Woodfield Primary School

Pupils in national costume for the World Day in aid of the Emma Hoolin fund at Woodfield Primary School

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YOUNG pupils have been pulling together to help a cancer-stricken schoolmate get to America for pioneering treatment.

Woodfield Primary in Wigan Lane has been the focal point of many fund and profile-raising events in recent weeks in aid of Whitley four-year-old Emma Hoolin. She has been battling an aggressive tumour all year and while conventional therpaies have been working she needs specialist immunological treatment in Philadelphia to prevent a fatal relapse. It needs to take place within weeks and her family need £211,000 for the drugs!

But thanks to a massive and co-ordinated campaign the Hoolins are already well over half-way there. A Woodfield gala ball at Kilhey Court itself raised £26,000, the school has sold wrist bands and a it held a special World Day where everyone dressed in international costumes, released balloons and texted pledges to her fund.

For full details and many more pictures see this week’s Wigan Observer