Friday, 20 October 2017

Pupils raise £1k for allergies charity

CHILDREN at a Henley school took part in Orange Wig Day in support of a classmate.

CHILDREN at a Henley school took part in Orange Wig Day in support of a classmate.

The year two pupils at Rupert House in Bell Street all wore orange wigs to help raise awareness of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, a charity which supports people with allergies. Among them was seven-year-old Lilian Graham, who is allergic to eggs, sesame, nuts and dairy products and so is at risk of an anaphylactic attack that could kill her.

The children raised £1,060 for the charity on Friday with more money still to be collected. Lilian, who lives in Northfield End with her mother Clare, said they had fun and added: ?It?s good to see so many people supporting the campaign by wearing the wigs.?

Miss Graham, 47, said: ?The fund-raising went really well and I?m really proud of Lilian. It?s a great achievement but she wants to keep fund-raising.?

Helen Ainsworth, Lilian?s teacher, said: ?It?s a lovely way for the children to raise money and have fun.?

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Lilian-Graham

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