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


“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.”


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