Children bloom during fundraising day

PUBLISHED: 11:04 13 April 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 31 May 2010

Pictured: Chrishall Primary School's Easter Garden competition winners, Flora Tuck and Benjamin Bradshaw, and runners up, Joe Jenner-Bailey and Amelia Hinton, with judges Gordon Crabbe and Jill Foxley

Pictured: Chrishall Primary School's Easter Garden competition winners, Flora Tuck and Benjamin Bradshaw, and runners up, Joe Jenner-Bailey and Amelia Hinton, with judges Gordon Crabbe and Jill Foxley

GREEN-FINGERED children at Chrishall Primary School took part in an Easter Garden competition to raise cash for charity. The competition, which involved the youngsters designing their own miniature gardens in a pot, helped raised almost £170 for the child

GREEN-FINGERED children at Chrishall Primary School took part in an Easter Garden competition to raise cash for charity.

The competition, which involved the youngsters designing their own miniature gardens in a pot, helped raised almost £170 for the children's nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The show was judged by school governor Gordon Crabbe and garden designer Jill Foxley.

Mrs Foxley is working with Macmillan Cancer Support to design and build 'The Healing Garden' at this year's Hampton Court Flower Show.

A representative from the charity led a special assembly on the day before the children organised various other fundraising events in the afternoon.

Acting headteacher, Sharon Williams, said: "All the activities involved working together, taking responsibility and getting organised.

"The children did brilliantly and it was a very happy afternoon. Thank you to all the parents and carers who supported the children organising stalls or supplying prizes."

Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support for people affected by cancer, while also pushing for better cancer care.

For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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