Story: Muhammed Ahmed
The Burngreave Community came together in the summer to help a child to live the kind of life that most of us take for granted. Amaan, age 5, suffers from the crippling condition Cerebral Palsy, which leaves him in constant pain and wheelchair bound.
Whiteways Community Learning decided to help Amaan by organising a garden party to raise funds, held in Whiteways Primary School playground and field.
Many of the parents, staff and local community came together to make it a successful event, allowing Amaan to have surgery in late September.
That afternoon, the school showed off the talents of local people, exhibiting a charming ambience with music and dancing from around the world, face painting, nail art and henna and African Drumming.
There were also opportunities for people to get their own health checked out, with Healthy Community health trainers and information stalls. Blood pressure and diabetes checks were provided by Lloyd's pharmacy.
The Parent Teacher Association came with a guest from the Sheffield Steelers, Tom Squires. There was also Slovakian and Bollywood dancing. Food was provided from the school’s kitchen, serving parents and many more. Local businesses and parents contributed to Amaan's cause by donating products that were sold on the day, with all proceeds going towards his treatment.
Whiteways Community Learning raised £4812.32 from the event, contributing towards the £45,000 Amaan's parents have now achieved. They will now take him to the USA for life-changing surgery at the St Louis Children’s Hospital.
Whiteways Community Learning parents group would like to thank the school and governors and those businesses and individuals who have supported Amaan’s cause.