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Student holds fundraising event for school that supported him with cerebral palsy

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Former Harrow College student Brendan Simba has raised £500 pounds for the school in his home country of Zimbabwe which supported his early years as a student with cerebral palsy.

As a student at Harrow College, Brendan, now aged 24, studied media studies and also did a supported internship at the college. Prior to migrating to England aged 4, Brendan attended a special educational need school in Zimbabwe called King George VI. This school supported Brendan before his parents brought him to England. Brendan has the neurological disability cerebral palsy.

Brendan said:

“It has always been on my mind to give something back to the school that gave me a head-start as a disabled person. When we were recently told in class to come up with a project idea, I asked my colleagues if we could hold a fundraising activity to raise some money to support my former school. They all said it was a good idea and we came up with a plan to hold a sports day. The turn-out was excellent, with special need students participating in various sporting activities”.

The event raised £500 and with the help of Brendan’s teacher they successfully donated the money to King George VI School. Brendan received a thank you email from the school in Zimbabwe.

Brendan added:

“I also want to say a big thank you to my classmates, support staff, my teachers especially Ade Bright and all those that made the fund raising event a success. A special thank you to the health and social care students that came to support us during the event. I hope and plan to make it an annual project. Once again thank you to everyone; both participants and donors”.

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