St Helens' pupils soak their teachers and raise over £1,600

Pupils at Broad Oak Community Primary School in St Helens drenched their teachers with buckets of glittery iced water in support of their friend Alex.

St Helens' pupils soak their teachers and raise over £1,600

The school held a series of fundraising events for CLIC Sargent, including discos with raffles where lucky winners were selected to pour freezing cold buckets of water over their teachers’ heads.

Everyone got involved by cheering and laughing with glee as each of their teachers was soaked with the icy water.

The school chose to fundraise for CLIC Sargent as year two pupil Alex, who was diagnosed with Pre B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in August, is being supported by CLIC Sargent.

Fully behind Alex

Alex himself got to take part, tipping a bucket over head teacher Melanie Hignett.

She said: “As part of our Broad Oak family ethos, we decided to hold a fundraising week to show that we are fully behind Alex as he overcomes his illness.

“He is a courageous little boy and it was heart-warming to see him with such a big, cheeky smile on his face, even if he was soaking me with freezing cold water!”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Blaine Cooper-Jones said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Broad Oak Community Primary School for taking part in these events.

“It was fantastic to see the whole school come together in support of Alex.  Children and young people with cancer in Merseyside often have to travel many miles to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for regular treatment.

"CLIC Sargent aims to help ease the financial strains on a family when their child is diagnosed with cancer. The amount raised by Broad Oak Community Primary School is enough to give nine families a CLIC Sargent care grant which can help ease the cost of travel.”

Find out more

To find out how you or your school could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Blaine Cooper-Jones on 01509 672 395 or email: blaine.cooper-jones@clicsargent.org.uk 

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