Pupils at the school donned their favourite superhero costumes and ran in support of a classmate undergoing cancer treatment, raising thousands for CLIC Sargent.
The whole school took part in the one-mile sponsored fun run. Well-known characters such as Spiderman, The Hulk and Catwoman could be seen running through the Melksham suburb of Bowerhill to raise money for the charity.
'A real life superhero'
One of the more unique costumes was worn by eight-year-old Skye, who dressed as her brother Aston-Memphis, as she said he is 'the only real life superhero'.
Aston-Memphis, who is five-years-old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia this August.
CLIC Sargent has supported the family while he has been receiving treatment and the school kindly chose to support the charity as their charity of the year.
Miss Mounty, year six teacher at Bowerhill Primary School, said: “We are delighted to support CLIC Sargent this year, seeing all the children running together and raising so much is really inspiring!”
Support from CLIC Sargent
For families like Aston-Memphis’, treatment can take place up to five times a week for six weeks at a time. Travelling in and out to hospital every day is a strain on the family, and not only is it an extra expense, but it is time that parents have to take out of work.
CLIC Sargent aims to reduce the financial burden of cancer on the family by offering a grant immediately after diagnosis to help with unexpected costs. The charity also runs Homes from Homes, somewhere families can stay for free that is quiet and comfortable and close to their child in hospital.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald said: “I would like to say a massive congratulations and thank you to everyone at Bowerhill Primary School!
“We are absolutely thrilled that the school has organised this wonderful event. We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone into raising this fantastic sum – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.”