A Lichfield primary school has taken on a non-uniform day in of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity to give back to the community. 

Supporting the community is important to Christ Church Primary School, with the school running activities throughout the year. However, on this occasion, the school council chose to support the Children’s Hospital, as some of the pupils have been treated there, and a current pupil’s parent works on the Oncology ward at the hospital, where children are treated for cancer.  

When deciding what they could do, they agreed a non-uniform day would be an easy, but fun way to raise money, and something all the pupils could get involved with. The school council then wrote to all students to let them know the plans, and if they wished to take part, all they would need to do is bring in a small a donation. 

Many of the pupils were eager to do their bit to support other children. In total, the school managed to raise a fantastic £443.00 and are so happy with its success, they’re keen to hold another fundraising event in the future but even bigger and better! 

The school was visited by a regional fundraiser from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Jacintha Spragg, who thanked them for their fundraising and explained to the pupils how important every penny they raised is. She told them it how the money will support patients by creating fun and comfortable spaces in hospital, and how some of it might even be spent on new equipment which will help the poorly children get better. 

Lorna Pennock, Assistant Head Teacher at Christ Church Primary School, said:The non-uniform day was a wonderful chance to give back to our community, and it was also a good learning opportunity for the children, who were taught about the value of helping others. The talk by Jacintha in our assembly was so inspiring, and the school council and pupils are excited to do more fundraising for this important cause.” 

Jacintha Spragg, Regional Fundraiser at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “It is so wonderful to see a school come together with a shared goal of supporting other children, and choosing a non-uniform is such a simple, yet effective way to raise money. The funds will have such a brilliant impact and we look forward to Christ Church School spreading more fundraising joy in the years to come.”