Somerset students ‘Wear Red for Ben’

Pupils at St Benedict’s Primary School in Somerset dressed in red in memory of former pupil Ben Crutchley, raising £250 for children and young people with cancer.

Somerset students ‘Wear Red for Ben’

Everyone loves a Mufti Day but Su and Nige, Ben’s parents, came up with the idea to make it ‘Wear Red for Ben Day’.

Ben’s favourite colour was red, so everyone went to school wearing something red and gave a donation in his memory.

Su said: “It was really lovely to see all of the children wearing one of Ben's favourite colours and raising so much in such a simple way. Even children who were too young to have met Ben took part enthusiastically."

The day was a vibrant success, raising £250 in just a few hours.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “Wearing red on Mufti Day was such a great idea because it’s a way to remember Ben and do something proactive at the same time.

"A huge thank you to Su and Nige and St Benedict’s for the amazing commitment they have made.”

Find out more

To find out more about how your school can help CLIC Sargent please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall on or call 0117 314 8630.