Picture gallery: Great Sampford school in the pink to raise money for Cancer Research UK

11:23 03 April 2014

Wear It Pink day at Great Sampford Primary School

Wear It Pink day at Great Sampford Primary School

Archant

“Anything pink goes’ was the theme for children at an Uttlesford school as they dressed head-to-toe in the colour to help a mother-of-two in her quest to raise money for the cause that saved her life.

Wear It Pink day at Great Sampford Primary SchoolWear It Pink day at Great Sampford Primary School

Sara Nicholson arranged the ‘Wear It Pink’ day at Great Sampford Primary for Cancer Research UK.

The 40-year-old was told the news she had breast cancer in January 2013 and spent the next year receiving treatment, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She also had a single mastectomy and is due to have another.

More than a year on, and with the help of her two children, Ché Leone-Plank and Tula-May Leone-Plank, Sara put on the fundraiser to “give something back”.

She said: “I could never have imagined doing anything like this last year. It was quite hard and the treatment was really tough. I was getting infection after infection and I was so tired.

“But it is really great to be able to give something back because without Cancer Research I wouldn’t be here today.”

It was Ché who initially had the idea to hold a fundraiser. After the family had a brainstorm, they decided a wear it pink day at Ché’s school would be the best event.

And children and teachers came in dressed to impress – with each pupil also getting to take part in fun activities to help boost funds.

Cakes and bracelets were on sale and youngsters got to enjoy the games that were put on.

“The school has been absolutely amazing with everything I went through,” Sara added.

“Nothing has been too much for them. The event has been incredible and everyone has been so supportive.”

Overall the day helped raise £357 for the cause.

Headteacher Ian Pollard, who got into the spirit of things by wearing a pink tutu, said: “We are so happy we could support such a fantastic cause. All the children and staff have really enjoyed themselves and it is great to see the school so happy and vibrant.”

0 comments

Yesterday, 12:49
From left, Olivia Prior and Jack Cameron of Cardinal Security and Joe Higham, chair of Friends of Great Chesterford Primary School, with pupils from the school and supporters of the project.

The culmination of two years’ fundraising saw hundreds of children streaming out into the sunshine last Friday for the opening of the school’s new outdoor classroom.

Mon, 12:44

Every household in Uttlesford will receive a letter aimed at encouraging all eligible electors to register to vote ahead of the general election.

Mon, 11:46
Butcher Tony Kisielowski and Andrew Webb hold up their chieftains in front of Burtons Butchers on King Street.

The end of January marks what you might call, a return to normal service, where we all finally give up any ideas about diets or abstinence. And so it is with perfect timing that the Scottish tradition of Burns Night comes around. So here’s my local take on the Scottish Bard’s birthday dinner.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
UDC deputy leader, Cllr Susan Barker, said the council is not proposing any sites at this moment in time.

Uttlesford District Council has been accused by residents living near a proposed gypsy and traveller site of “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Most read stories

Most commented stories