Pool Academy turned pink to raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Students and staff raised hundreds of pounds after wearing items of pink for charity.

Kind-hearted members of Pool Academy helped to collect £361.41 after spending the last day before half term sporting items of pink.

Tasty pink cakes baked for charity sale.

Tasty pink cakes baked for charity sale.

They were encouraged to wear pink tops, socks, tights or shoes for a donation. There was also a bake sale and a ribbon sale to help bring in as much cash as possible.

All donations will now be sent to the two charities Breast Cancer Now and the Movember Foundation.

Abi Ludlow, Pool Academy teacher, said: “Lots of staff and students got involved in wearing pink and it was great to see the school supporting a very worthy cause.

“It was a really positive way to end the term. The array of cakes produced by staff and students was incredible and a huge success.

“I'd also like to thank Mrs Ellis for organising a pink ribbon sale on the day.”

She added that she would like to hold more charity events at the school in the future.

“I'm now really looking forward to our next fundraising event which will encourage people to wear Christmas jumpers for charity,” she added.

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people getting involved to help raise much-needed money for well-deserving charities.”

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity and The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health.

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Christiana Richardson