Pupils at Saint Pierre held a ‘Pink Day’ on Friday 5th May to raise money for Havens Hospices as part of their local charity of the year programme.
Both staff and pupils donated £2 for the dress down day and were encouraged to wear an item of pink clothing in a nod to Havens Hospices’ logo. Community Fundraiser Sally Bridger and Havens Hospices’ mascot Betsy the Butterfly joined the school for a special assembly and to thank all the pupils who have helped raise money for the charity.
Kurt Davies, co-owner of the school, said
“A few of our pupils were involved with a charity music video for Havens Hospices in March and had such a fun time we decided to do a few more fundraising events for the hospice before the end of the summer term.
“I have been with Saint Pierre for 25 years, co-owner for 14 years, and we have always been a very community focused school. When we were approached about taking part in a music video to help raise funds for the charity, we didn’t hesitate. After learning more about Havens Hospices, the teaching staff wanted to be more proactive and really get behind a local charity that really does make a difference to hundreds of families across Essex.
“It was absolutely brilliant having Sally and Betsy join us for our fundraising day last week and for the children to learn about the fantastic work that both Little Havens Hospice and Fair Havens Hospice do. All the pupils really enjoyed meeting Sally and Betsy and are all incredibly enthusiastic about raising money for Havens Hospices and helping them continue ‘Making every day count’
Sally Bridger, Community Fundraiser at Havens Hospices, said
“It was an absolute pleasure meeting the pupils and staff at Saint Pierre School. Havens Hospices can only exist because of our supporters like everyone at Saint Pierre. They are helping us to continue to focus on the individual needs of the adults and children we care for and their families for as long as they need us.”
To find out more about the care provided by Havens Hospices and how you can support the charity please contact the Fundraising Team on 01702 220305 or visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/fundraising