Sheerness college students play games to raise money for Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith’s latest test results show that his condition is
The four-year-old, who has the childhood cancer neuroblastoma,
was at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, for scans earlier this
Mum Natalie, of Coral Road, Minster, got the results last
Wednesday and they show the tumour remaining in his head has stayed
stable. She said: “I am so, so proud of Oliver and all he has been
“He is still so happy and just takes everything that is thrown
at him, keeps smiling and gets on with it.”
Since Oliver was diagnosed, his family has been campaigning to
raise £150,000 for treatment he could need in Germany if his
Numerous events have been held across Sheppey to support the
Oliver Smith Appeal. So far, Islanders have raised £92,418.
On Thursday,feb14 students at Canterbury College Swale Campus
organised a video gaming day to support the campaign.
Those who took part had to pay £1 to enter a gaming room, which
the main hall at the college in Bridge Road, Sheerness, had been
Inside they had the chance to do a dance workout by playing
Just Dance on Nintendo Wii, practice their rock skills with Guitar
Hero on X-Box or face off against each other in a Fifa football
tournament on PlayStation.
Retro gamers could play on the 17-year-old Nintendo 64 or get
into a sweat by trying the Xbox Kinect where games are played by
sensing and responding to body movements.
It is hoped the event will have raised about £50 to boost the
One of the organisers was Martin Kinch, 20, who is studying ICT
at the College. He said: “Everyone strongly felt that we should
“It is a good feeling to help a local cause, especially
something as important and worthwhile as Oliver’s appeal.”
The students also raised money for Oliver last summer, when they
donated proceeds from their hairdressing show.
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