This is the first time the school has taken part in Wig Wednesday and in spite of the wind and rain, staff, teachers and parents would not let their spirits be dampened as they took part in fun activities including a mini-marathon to raise more than £2500 in support of pupil, Jamie Cornish, who is currently receiving treatment for leukaemia.
Lily Broom, Community Liaison Officer at Cliff Lane, said: “When one of our pupils, Jamie, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, we were all in shock. but the support provided by CLIC Sargent has been amazing.”
Fundraising has been a great way of bringing the school together in support of children and young people with cancer
Mrs Broom added: “By organising a fundraising event with the family for their Support Me Fund, we were able to show how passionately we support all the children and parents of the school, especially those coping with difficult circumstances.
Speaking of the support provided by the school during her son’s ongoing treatment, Michelle Cornish said: “The teachers at the school have shown such compassion and have helped make this difficult time bearable.”
On the importance of Wig Wednesday, Mrs Cornish added: “When Jamie lost his hair he was really upset but his twin brother Zakk and some of their closest friends shaved their head in support. Now we want to show our support for all children going through treatment”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “The funds raised by everyone at the school will provide vital support for families, including social workers and nurses who can visit children and young people at home or at school and provide emotional, clinical and practical support during treatment.”