Odd socks day raises £315 for charity

Published: 28th July 2014

Odd socks day raises £315 for charity

Children's feet were a riot of colour - like sunshine after rainfall - in a bid to raise money for charity in Kent.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet - all the rainbow's colours were on parade as a Sheerness primary school enjoyed an odd socks fundraiser.

Teachers and pupils alike at Sheerness's Halfway Houses in Southdown Road raised £315 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

This is in addition to the £210 the school had already raised from a baking sale.

The school put its sock-tastic fundraising imagination behind the cause after hearing about MND sufferer Nigel Prettyjohns, a Halfway resident.

Mr Prettyjohns works alongside the parents of one of the odd sock day's co-organisers, Gracie Honeysett, at Abbotts, Sittingbourne.

Gracie set up the day in tandem with fellow nine-year-old Jasmine Haynes on July 18.

Ryan Driver, the school's head teacher, was fulsome in his praise for both Jasmine and Gracie's initiative.

Mr Driver says that their fundraising project shows the exceptional "pupil voice" at the school.

He said they were allowed to manage the odd sock day themselves and helped to ensure that all involved had fun.

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