Tollgate pupils’ photos to take pride of place

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Photographs taken by friends of an Eastbourne schoolboy receiving treatment for leukaemia will take pride of place on walls at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The four youngsters came out tops in a photography exhibition called Objects of Comfort held at Tollgate. They were Ruby Deal Avis, Tarin Hossein, Rocco Bates and Charlie Turner.

The four recently visited the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton to present a money raised for the hospital’s cancer charity and to deliver six winning photographs that will be hung in the radiotherapy unit and children’s waiting room.

They met Jean Eve, head of fundraising, at the hospital and handed over a cheque for £400 which was raised through entrance and print sales from the exhibition, before being given a tour of some of the children’s hospital areas. After being shown where their pictures will be hung the children were treated to a special picnic lunch and chatted to staff.

Objects of Comfort was an entire school project inspired by Josh Saunders, a Tollgate pupil who has been receiving treatment for a rare form of childhood leukaemia.

Every pupil and teacher took part in the expo which featured more than 400 photographs.