Bright idea raises money for charity

Published: 05th August 2014

Bright idea raises money for charity

Bright fundraising ideas don't come much brighter than the one dreamed up at a Cornish school.

Poldhu School pupils donned the most vibrantly-coloured socks they could find to raise cash for a charity which helps raise awareness of Down's syndrome.

Crazy socks included colours from across the spectrum, the brighter the better, including neon stripes, polka dots and ones associated with comic strip heroes.

Pupils were allowed to wear such eye-catching socks in return for a small donation.

The school's "silly socks" event was held in conjunction with James and Stacey Grant and their son Jordon, 11.

Three of their other children, Faith, 5, Kayla, 6, and eight-year-old Brandon attend Poldhu - and a fifth, Riley, has the condition and is not yet school age.

Mrs Grant says a friend gave her the idea and they thought it would be an enjoyable idea to increase awareness of the disorder.

School children sold buns and cakes and funds were also swelled by a raffle which Mrs Grant organised.

Debbie Tregellas, principal of Poldhu School, called the day "great fun". It was good seeing the entire school community coming together to raise funds for a vital cause, Ms Tregellas added.

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