Fairfield Primary School puts in amazing fundraising effort

When Gabrielle was diagnosed with cancer, her school, Fairfield Primary School in Cockermouth, Cumbria decided to fundraise for CLIC Sargent.

Fairfield Primary School puts in amazing fundraising effort

The school took part in the Bright Stars Enterprise Scheme and set up a company selling French knitted products, as well as doing other fundraising such as cake sales.

Pupils raised £1,295 from these activities which was split between CLIC Sargent and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

They also enjoyed taking part in Readathon, a sponsored reading event that helps seriously ill children by supporting four UK charities, including CLIC Sargent.

The school asked CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler to attend an assembly to explain how the money would help families like Gabrielle's.

Gabrielle, her brothers and her mum also attended the assembly where a cheque for £647.50 was presented to CLIC Sargent.

Dee said: "It was a pleasure meeting Gabrielle and her family and hearing all about the fundraising the school had done for us. I hope the children feel very proud of what they achieved."

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A great way to get your school involved in supporting CLIC Sargent is through our annual flagship event Wig Wednesday.

This year's event is on the 20 May 2015 and will see schools and workplaces up and down the country don wigs for the day to raise awareness and vital funds for CLIC Sagent.

Sign up now to get involved in Wig Wednesday and raise money for children and young people with cancer.

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To find out how you could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler on 07767 621 705 or email: dee.tyler@clicsargent.org.uk