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Wishbone Day at RPA

posted 12 May 2016, 06:32 by Michele Colt
RPA have been raising awareness of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) over the last week. This is a subject close to our hearts at RPA with Amna, an OI sufferer, an important part of our school community. Commonly known as “brittle bones” the condition is present at birth with sufferers having
poor quality bone structure which, depending on severity, can lead to multiple breaks across their lifetime. 

Wishbone Day is the largest international community awareness effort ever to raise positive awareness of OI. It raises awareness by acknowledging and celebrating individual, family and community life with OI. RPA celebrated Wishbone Day last Friday, May 6th with yellow balloons and bunting and an assembly with guest speaker from the Brittle Bone Society, OI sufferer, Andy Mills. 

Wishbone Day is not primarily a fundraising event. Its focus is on raising awareness and RPA are very happy to play their part! With that in mind, we are encouraging students to come to school tomorrow, Friday 13, wearing a yellow cap or ribbon.

However, we are raising money for the Brittle Bones Society so all money that comes into school in exchange for a yellow hat or ribbon will be gratefully received.

To find out more go to www.brittlebone.org
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