Kids at Middleton Primary Academy ‘jump-er’ to it to raise charity cash
Children at Middleton Primary Academy swapped their school uniforms for Christmas jumpers for a fundraising day.
The event was held in aid of East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) and also saw the pupils from all age groups take part in a fun Santa run.
Sadie Norman, the school’s office manager who helped organise the day, said: “We had some truly fantastic jumpers and the children all wore Santa hats too.
“The weather was freezing cold and it rained most of the day but we still managed to complete three laps round our school field, which was a real achievement. We raised £53 for the charity.”
Sadie explained the fundraiser, which took place last Thursday, was a first for the village school, which has 61 pupils aged four to 11, and has recently federated with Gayton Primary School.
“They hold an event every year and the headteacher, who is head of both schools, thought it would be nice if we were to join in and hold one too. I think the children really enjoyed it,” added Sadie.
EACH supports families and cares for children with life-threatening conditions across the region.