PUPILS at Welton Academy have been busy fundraising for Jago Worrall.
The Daventry Express launched a campaign last week to raise funds to help with his treatment.
He has been left brain damaged following an accident in which he nearly drowned at the family home in Welton last year and is now receiving around-the-clock care at a specialist paediatric rehabilitation centre in Surrey.
The academy, attended by Jago’s two older brothers Riley, eight, and Ferdie, five, has been fundraising since the start of the academic year to help two charities which have been instrumental in aiding Jago’s recovery.
Year Six teacher Kirsten Avery said: “For the past five years, all of the pupils in Year Six have split into teams and have raised money for four different charities.
“We decided this year to just raise the funds for two charities so we could raise more for The Jago Worrall Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
The pupils have currently raised £300 from a Christmas Fayre, a sponsored walk which will see all Year Six pupils walk a total of 1,000 miles and also did a collection at the recent Christmas production.
Other fundraising events planned for later in the year include a school performance of The Wind in the Willows, a table-top sale and a film night.
Miss Avery said: “I am really impressed with how they take on the challenges of raising these funds and it helps them when they leave here.
“They are normally very excited and can’t wait for the next fundraising event. They love doing them.”
Jago’s family need to raise up to £200,000 to fund the two-year-old’s 24-hour care seven days a week.
His mother Lyn said: “It is just incredible and lovely to see the children teaming up like this. The school is a very warm place and it is wonderful that Riley and Ferdie have that support around them.”
The family is hoping to take Jago to Great Ormond Street Hospital for an assessment on his condition later this month.