Grand procession of princesses will make their way across Darlington to raise funds for a tot battling cancer.

In In the Press, News, on the 13th, April 2016

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Rosa Johnson

The Darlington College students are walking from the town centre out to Archers Ice Cream Parlour near Walworth in an effort to raise awareness and money for children fighting leukaemia.

The students were inspired to help after hearing about two-year old Rosa Johnson, who was diagnosed with cancer before Christmas and whose mum works at the College in Haughton Road.

Tutor Gill Raw said the students heard about Rosa’s personal journey from her mum Danielle, and instantly wanted to help.

They will be walking on Friday morning (15th April 2016) to help raise money to buy toys and equipment for Newcastle’s RVI ward where Rosa is being treated.

“They all wanted to help when they heard about little Rosa and they have chosen the theme of dressing up as princesses because Rosa and her family are such massive Disney fans.

“Danielle is the most inspirational person and her strength and courage has been amazing.”

The Level 3 Teaching Assistants are planning to walk to Archers to meet Rosa and Danielle, providing Rosa is well enough, and then return to the town centre to encourage shoppers to make a donation to the fund.

As well as kitting out the children’s oncology ward with sensory toys, the students are raising money for CLIC Sargent.

Danielle, a business development adviser at the college, said the students’ efforts made her very proud.

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