Ruby Owen


Two years ago Maryhill High School raised money for the Ruby Owen appeal, the little two year old girl from Kidsgrove with Cancer. We raised £960.00 which was a fantastic effort and contributed to Ruby being able to go to America and have the specialised treatment she needed. Ruby responded very well to the treatment and continued to live a normal and healthy life.

In February of this year the Owen family received the devastating news that Ruby’s cancerous tumor had returned and that she would once again need to travel to America for lifesaving treatment. This of course comes at a price, a massive £120,000.00 was needed by the family!

In true form Maryhill High School students stepped up to support the family once again and raised just short of £1400.00 WOW this school really does have true community spirit!!

Students were involved in:-

Non-uniform day: Wear it Red or Pink for Ruby
Fancy Dress – MORPH outfits
Wear your Onesie to school
Nail painting
Cake Sale
Sponsored Silences (a much quieter day in school)

One student went out collecting from neighbours and friends and another emptied the contents of her money box and donated it to the appeal.

Ruby, along with her mum and dad, are now in America and will be going ahead with her Cancer treatment. They send a massive thanks for our support and will keep us informed of her progress.

All staff, students and parents of Maryhill wish her well. Good Luck Ruby!