Schoolchildren in Naseby wrap teachers in toilet roll to aid children’s hospital

Children in Class 1 wrapping their teacher Mrs Andrew in toilet roll
Children in Class 1 wrapping their teacher Mrs Andrew in toilet roll

Children and parents at a village school dug deep to raise money for a children’s hospital, inspired by one of their own school friends.

Inspired by pupil Sebastian Whatton, aged six, the whole of Naseby Church of England Primary Academy went bonkers in bandages on Friday to raise much needed funds for the new cancer centre at Birmingham Children’s hospital (BCH).

Children dressed down and wrapped up in bandages for BCH.

Sebastian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in March 2014 at the age of three. He is now just over two weeks away from finishing his chemotherapy treatment to rid him of this type of blood cancer.

He was the official face of the Big Bandage for BCH in 2014 and was keen to get his schoolmates involved this year to help fundraise for the new £37 million cancer centre at BCH.

Sebastian and his parents have already raised more than £33,000 for BCH over the past three years.

Each class had a jar that pupils needed to fill with loose change if they wanted opportunity to wrap their teacher in bandages.

Class 1 successfully filled their jar, with children raiding their own piggy banks to help raise money for BCH.

Some parents made mini cupcakes, marshmallow pops and other sweet treats to sell after school in the playground.

Sebastian also donated his brand new Birmingham Children’s Hospital branded teddy bear for a Name the Bear competition.

The total raised was just over £300.