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Colour for Connor

connor200Over the last week in Novem­ber 9SWD ran assem­blies rais­ing aware­ness for the Car­ing for Con­nor Campaign.

Con­nor is a local boy who suf­fers from DMD (Duchenne Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy). Mem­bers of 9SWD sold nearly 300 Car­ing for Con­nor Bands in the run up to Colour for Con­nor and asked all tutor groups for a dona­tion so that they could wear an item of colour. We set our­selves a tar­get of £500
We were absolutely blown away by the response from pupils at King Ethel­bert. On Fri­day 28th Novem­ber the school was awash with colour! Colour­ful socks, ties, hair­bands, train­ers, shoes. Some stu­dents and tutor groups also did their own fundrais­ing activ­i­ties and 23 out of 25 tutor groups donated well over the 50p per per­son we had sug­gested. 7JRB raised nearly £100, as did 9SWD. As mem­bers of 9SWD counted up the money we were moved to tears.

Stu­dents and staff at King Ethel­bert had raised over £1060 pounds for Car­ing for Con­nor and a dona­tion of £100 from a local com­pany took our total to £1160.

On Fri­day 5th Con­nor came into the school with his Mum and Dad to col­lect the cheque and meet 9SWD, who gave him a Christ­mas present. He waved at lessons and popped in to see a few too!
Thank you so much to all staff, stu­dents, par­ents and fam­ily who sup­ported this. It will be a yearly event for us as we try to raise aware­ness and money to help fight for a cure for DMD.

Thank you