'Quiet please... We are raising cash for charity'

PUBLISHED: 14:05 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 15 June 2010

PUPILS at Shute Community Primary School stayed quiet for 20 minutes recently to raise money for charity. The sponsored silence was part of The Big Hush, where schools and uniformed groups across the South West raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Can

PUPILS at Shute Community Primary School stayed quiet for 20 minutes recently to raise money for charity.The sponsored silence was part of The Big Hush, where schools and uniformed groups across the South West raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.Shute Community Primary School has 69 students and headteacher Amanda Graham said: "The school is very aware of the problems faced by people affected by cancer. "Macmillan is a very special charity, close to the hearts of many people, because they help family, friends and carers, as well as the patient, come to terms with the disease. "However, last Friday the teachers certainly appreciated some peace and quiet!"Calvin Lovelock, Macmillan's Devon fundraising manager, said: "Many children in Devon have been affected by cancer or have had someone in their family touched by cancer. "I am very grateful to schools and uniformed groups like Shute Community Primary School for getting involved with The Big Hush to raise money to help people living with cancer in the local community."The week-long initiative provides schools with an opportunity to talk about cancer and take part in classroom activities, to help increase awareness and reduce the fear surrounding cancer. Money raised from The Big Hush will help Macmillan support children and their families affected by cancer.

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