Many of you will be aware of the high-profile local media campaign, ‘Kira the Machine’ to raise funds for Kira – a 14 year old pupil at Edinburgh’s Firrhill High School, who is fighting a rare and aggressive form of Neuroblastoma.
She urgently needs an operation to completely remove the disease and her best hope now is life-saving surgery in the USA by a world renowned specialist surgeon in New York.
Kira’s family need to raise £350,000 by 10th May and are desperately appealing to raise funds. Over £205,000 (updated 30.04.18) has been raised so far.
Dean Park will be joining other schools to help raise funds for Kira’s pioneering treatment, and will be holding a “Hats4Kira Day” on Friday 4th May.
This is of course entirely optional, but for those children who would like to take part they can wear a hat or wig or silly hairstyle to school that day in return for donating £1 to this cause.