SEPTEMBER’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has concluded at Wellington Eagles and Wellington Lions elementary schools with a mufti day and a bake sale to raise money for two cancer charities.
Pupils from the two schools, in Ludgershall and Tidworth respectively, raised money for The Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group and Macmillan Cancer Support, raising an impressive £1094.28.
The cakes were donated by students and their families and the students of the two schools could choose to come in a green and gold mufti, as gold is the color of childhood cancer.
The fundraiser was even more harrowing for the students as they supported fourth-grade classmate Nicole, who was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma brain tumor in 2019. Nicole recently returned to school after two years off and 13 surgeries.
In September, students also learned more about cancer, with activities such as recycling, coloring activities, listening to children’s stories, drawing and crafting.
Claire Addis, Headteacher of the Wellington Eagles and Wellington Lions Primary Academies, said: “This was our first day raising money for this academic year and the response from students and their families has been fantastic; it was great to see so many friends and families at school supporting a cause that appeals to all of us.
“After the limitations of the past few years, it was a joy to see the school come alive as the cake sale started and everyone gathered to catch up, chat, smile and support. The 6th grade students were responsible for manning the stalls and they did a great job. We certainly have some future entrepreneurs in our midst who have negotiated the best price for their cakes!”
The money raised will be split equally between the two charities, with each receiving £547.14.
For more information on Wellington Eagles Primary Academy and Wellington Lions Primary Academy, visit www.wellingtonprimary.org.uk.