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PUPILS at Bowerhill Primary school had a non-school uniform day on Friday 23rd February, raising the sum of £400. The school is supporting ex-employee, Maureen Poulsom, in raising money for neurosurgery research at Southmead Hospital
Each year group was asked to dress up in relation to their given topic. The topics were spring for reception class, safari animals for year 1, fairy tales for year 2, Romans/Celts for year 3, cities for year 4, rivers for year 5, and Battle of Britain for year 6.
Nicky Hobday of Bowerhill School said, “Maureen was invited to our morning assembly to give a talk and see all of the wonderful costumes”
Maureen Poulsom is raising money to support Southmead Hospital in their research into neurology by donating to ‘The Neurosurgery Research Fund’ after being diagnosed with a large benign brain tumour in 2016.
On her JustGiving Page, Maureen said, “During the early hours of the 6th September 2016, I had a seizure and following emergency MRI and CAT scans at the RUH, Bath, a very large benign brain tumour was diagnosed. This news was devastating to the whole family.
“I had not experienced any health problems up until this totally unexpected turn of events, had moved house, retired from working at Bowerhill Primary School for over 25 years in admin and finance, and was looking forward to a relaxed life!
“Events moved very quickly and within a week I underwent extensive surgery at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, to remove the tumour. However at the end of October a second emergency operation was carried out to drain an infection, and I underwent a third operation at the beginning of February 2017 to replace my forehead with a titanium plate.
“The whole family and I have received incredible professional care from the neurosurgical team at Southmead Hospital and would now like to raise funds for the “The Neurosurgery Research Fund” at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, to help further research into brain tumours.”
She has now raised £1,204 at the time of writing, smashing her initial target of £500. If you would like to donate please visit www. justgiving.com/fund raising/maureen-poulsom.