Worthing High School held a non-uniform day on Friday 30th March to support WellChild.
Four of the students at the school, Marcus Lynch, Charlotte Nye and Chloe and Charlie Maclaran have been supporting Wellchild through the Charity Roadtrip 2012 – a supportive venture set up by their families.
WellChild is the national charity for sick children and works tirelessly to help sick children and their families throughout the UK to manage the consequences of serious illness and complex health conditions through a wide programme of care, support and research.
Wellchild’s logo draws heavily on the colour purple. With this in mind, the school invited students to wear non-uniform that includes one purple item and pay £1 for the privilege!
Mr Jeffery, the school Charity Co-ordinator, said: "It is so heart-warming when members of our school community share their concern for other people and encourage us all to support in some way. Mrs Beer (the Head Teacher) and I were so proud of Marcus, Charlotte, Charlie and Chloe when they approached us to talk through this charity idea.
"They presented their requests in such a professional manner and with real warmth too. It was wonderful to see Charlotte, Chloe, Charlie and Marcus leading assemblies for a whole week, introducing Wellchild to all of the students and teachers at Worthing High School.
"Marcus told us how the charity is helping his sister Jennifer who suffers with Wolfram Syndrome – a complex syndrome that is benefiting from the research being funded through Wellchild. The students at Worthing High School were very inspired by what Marcus and his friends said and there has been a really positive response from a number of our young people who want to do something positive to support Jennifer and her family."
The school is very grateful for your support in raising funds for Wellchild.
Bedazzle My Cake have kindly donated some cup cakes for the children to sell to the teachers to help raise more money to be donated to Wellchild.
Watch this space for other activities involving the Roadtrip kids.