St Cedd's School's Rainbow Day raises over £2,000 for Farleigh Hospice
Pupils from St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford recently took part in the School’s Rainbow Day to raise money for Farleigh Hospice in memory of a much-loved former teacher, Miss Susie Day.
The special day, which was a suggestion by the School Council, took place in National Diversity Week and saw all the children dress up in the colours of the rainbow. All pupils, from Pre-School to Year 6, spent the morning learning dance moves for a whole school performance of We’re All in This Together and Reach for the Stars, which they performed outside together in the afternoon to celebrate Miss Day’s life and contribution to the School in a joyous way.
The whole school then gathered for a moment of reflection and remembrance; the children formed a beautiful rainbow and staff released purple biodegradable balloons.
The staff were blown away by the children’s colourful outfits, fantastic performances and the money raised by the School community.
Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of St Cedd’s School on New London Road in Chelmsford, says: “Our Rainbow Day was a really fitting way to celebrate the life of Miss Day and to come together as a School to raise money for Farleigh Hospice. To see all of the children from the Pre-School to Year 6 singing, dancing and smiling together in the colours of the rainbow was a truly wonderful occasion.”
Fundraising Manager at Farleigh Hospice, Debbie de Boltz, says: “We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the children and staff of St Cedd’s School for choosing to support Farleigh Hospice with their beautiful Rainbow Day and raising such a wonderful amount of money. The day was simply magical and we feel privileged to have been invited to share this special occasion. All the money kindly raised in memory of Miss Day will help us to help other people like her who need our care and support in the local community.”
For more information about Farleigh Hospice, visit www.farleighhospice.org.