On Thursday and Friday last week the Queens British Grammar School in Estepona held an event to help raise money for nineteen-year-old Laura Nuttall.
Laura, a family friend of a couple of the students, who lives in the UK, found out before Christmas that she has glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer.
The prognosis is poor with this disease and the length of survival following diagnosis is just 12 to 15 months. Fewer than three to five per cent of people survive longer than five years. Without treatment, survival is typically just three months.
While Laura is undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the family are trying to raise £150,000 to begin DCVax experimental immunotherapy treatment, currently not funded by the NHS.
The pupils of Queens British Grammar School have been making toasted sandwiches at school break times on Thursday and Friday and charging two euros per sandwich.
In just two days the school raised just under 500 euros.
The schools says that all donations would be hugely appreciated and they can be made through the family web page: www.gofundme.com/ngdq37-doing-it-for-laura