Kettering pupils to hold talent show for school pal with leukaemia

Tyler Hull.
Tyler Hull.

Pupils at a Kettering primary school are holding a talent show to raise money for a charity chosen by a fellow pupil with leukaemia.

Kettering Science Academy’s Year 5 pupil Tyler Hull was diagnosed with leukaemia before Christmas and now his school is putting on a variety show this week.

The finalists of the talent show.

The finalists of the talent show.

Tyler is making excellent progress and his school now wants people to help him raise money to help other children in similar situations to receive the right care and support.

KSA teacher Adam Jennings said: “We have chosen to host a talent show this year to help showcase the amazing talents our pupils have, but also to help raise money for the charity Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

“It is Tyler’s dream to help raise money for charity so that other children like him can receive the support and facilities they need.

“All the money raised from our talent show will go towards helping Tyler achieve his goal.”

Tyler said: “I feel very happy that the school are holding the concert and I am very proud of my school and all those who are taking part.”

Tyler’s mum Tara said: “The school has been amazing and all the staff have been very supportive of Tyler and us as a family.

“I cannot put into words how absolutely amazing they have been. 

“Tyler has been responding well to his treatment and we are confident that it will not be long now until we will start meeting about his phased return back into school.”

Twelve finalists, individuals and groups, from the primary phase will be performing at the show at the Secondary Phase theatre from 5.30pm on Thursday, May 5.

Family and friends are paying £1 per ticket to attend with other donations also being welcomed on the evening.