Pupils’ fundraising inspired by Libby
Youngsters at Yelvertoft Primary School have raised thousands for charity after being inspired by one of their class mates falling ill.
They organised a charity day at the school on Friday to raise funds for CLIC Sargent after one of the girls Libby Berridge, aged seven, was diagnosed with leukaemia in October.
A total of £1,550 was raised for the charity at the event which involved children taking part in a danceathon, fightathon and cycleathon. In the afternoon, there was a cake sale, a raffle, name the teddy competition and guess how many sweets are in the jar.
Teacher Emily Muskin, whose class organised the event, said: “The children wanted to organise it because of what had happened to one of their classmates.
“The day went really well and a lot of the children really enjoyed themselves. Libby also came to the event and she enjoyed herself too.”
The school has committed to raising further funds for the charity.
Miss Muskin said: “We have made CLIC Sargent our charity of the year while some of our teachers will be doing an abseil in March to raise further funds.”
The school’s efforts have been applauded by Libby’s family.
Her father, Ben, said: “It is very nice of the school to raise the money, they have been very supportive . Everybody at the school has been very nice to her.
“I think it is fantastic what they are doing and we are so grateful for people for the support. We have had people not connected with the school get involved in fundraising because of her so a huge thank you to everyone for their help.”
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