Wacky onesie walk raises £2,000 for young cancer patients

Staff and students from St Philomena's CP School in Orpington raised £2,000 by completing a sponsored walk dressed in onesies for CLIC Sargent.

Wacky onesie walk raises £2,000 for young cancer patients

CLIC Sargent is a charity close to the hearts of many at St Philomena’s, as the charity has supported the family of three-year-old Enrico, the younger brother of Michael, who is in Year four.

Students donned their most colourful onesies and headed for the school field in support of the family.

Ms Maher, headteacher at St Philomena’s said: “We are very lucky to have an enormous field attached to our school and every year, the children take part in a themed sponsored walk to raise money for our school fund.

"One of our school families is directly affected by childhood leukaemia, so this year we used the opportunity to raise money for CLIC Sargent.”

Enrico's mum attended the school cheque presentation to thank students and staff for their ongoing support.

“I was delighted to hear that the school decided to fundraise for CLIC Sargent," she said.

"The charity has offered our family support from the beginning of Enrico’s diagnosis and even organised a short break for us this summer - we are all looking forward to spending time together as a family.”

Thank you 

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Lye said: “We are absolutely thrilled that St Philomena’s has made this wonderful contribution, it was a truly unique fundraising idea.

"Their donation will help provide vital support to the 10 children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer every day.”

Find out more

To find out how your school can fundraise for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Lye on 0208 752 2867 or email: helen.lye@clicsargent.org.uk.