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.
“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.
“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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