Get your Valentine’s Day presents and support a great local cause at the same time by buying items from the Love for Logan stall from today until Friday. A total of 40 students have been involved in creating Valentine-themed gifts at very competitive prices and for a small extra fee they will be delivered to the recipient of your choice at Brooke Weston anonymously! All money raised will be donated to the Love for Logan appeal.
There are handmade felt flowers and bracelets for sale at £2 per item plus clay brooches, and felt key rings. One student has also come up with the idea of a ‘wishing tree’ where people can pay 20p and write a message of support for Logan, which will be hung on decorative branches and presented to his family.
Teacher Mrs Wilson is co-ordinating the Brooke Weston fundraising: ‘Logan is a little boy in Corby. He has two conditions; one of the rarest forms of epilepsy and a chromosomal depletion. These are life-limiting conditions but he is such a little fighter and has already defied the odds. His family’s main aim is to make his life as happy, comfortable and pain-free as possible.
‘The bracelets have been made with a key charm because, not only is that a traditional Valentine charm, but in 18th century Europe keys were given to children on Valentine’s day to ward off epilepsy. We are offering a Valentine’s service so if people pay an extra 20p then they can have whatever they buy hand delivered anonymously to people in the school on Friday.
'We have only had two evenings after school to make the items for sale so the students have worked really hard. We had a group leader and quality controller for each group. Others did promotional posters and one Year 7 student is in charge of finance and has created his own spreadsheet. This is an enterprising project but it is raising money for such a good cause I hope that students and staff show their support and buy something. I have been totally blown away and impressed by the amount of students who have got involved with our Love for Logan appeal.’