“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. Even if there are a few wobblesalong the way”.These were the words of Sally Hall(Blue Skye Thinking) to the Dean Close community including pupils, parents, staff, Old Decanians and friends at this year’s Yoga in the Park.

The entire Dean Close community, including 150 DCPS pupils, joined for an early morning yoga practice to help raise funds for children’s brain tumour charity, Blue Skye Thinking. Current treatment for childhood brain tumours involves surgery plus a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy or proton therapy. Each of these have devastating consequences in terms of side effects. Following the loss of their beloved son Skye, Sally and Andrew Hall (Deputy Head) set up the charity Blue Skye Thinking to fund research into innovative treatments. The charity’s target is to raise another £25,000 to help them achieve £200,000 target for a second full-time researcher. The Dean Close community coming together for Yoga in the Park was a great start towards this goal, with over £8,000 raised so far and donations still flooding in.

The session was led by staff member and yoga teacher, Liv Duffin, bright and early on the School’s main playing field, followed by a healthy breakfast outside. Liv said, “It was such a special opportunity to get the whole Dean Close community together. I was blown away by the amount of people. I am full of so much admiration for Sally and Andrew and what they have achieved with Blue Skye Thinking”.

As well as raising a fantastic amount of money for charity, the Dean Close community were
reminded that in light of such sadness, there can always be positivity and hope for the
future.

To help Blue Skye Thinking reach their target, you can donate via the Just Giving page:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liv-duffin

The Skye is the limit.