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Kingsbury High School pupils show support for Scleroderma
Pupils at a high school in Kingsbury helped raise awareness for a life threatening disease last week.
Hundreds of children at Kingsbury High School, in Princes Drive, wore their gloves to school in support of Scleroderma, which causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue.
The national campaign saw hundreds of schools and businesses across the country take part last Friday, because the disease causes poor circulation so sufferers often need to wear gloves.
A special assembly at the school highlighted the seriousness of the disease, and year seven pupils also heard personal stories from people affected.
Camille Shah, web and publicity officer at the High School, was inspired to take part in the day because her friend has suffered from the illness for the last twelve years.
She said: “My friend often gets verbally abused by passers-by when she uses her disability badge and has even had her car vandalised.
“I would like people to understand that you don’t have to look disabled to have a serious, life threatening disability. Wear your gloves to work day is a fun way to raise awareness of the condition.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sclerodermasociety.org.uk