Pupils and teachers at Saffron Walden primary school dress in onesies for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:01 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 14 February 2017

Pupils at RA Butler Primary School in Saffron Walden raised nearly £800 by wearing onesies

Pupils at RA Butler Primary School in Saffron Walden raised nearly £800 by wearing onesies

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Children and staff at a Saffron Walden primary school raised money for charity last week by coming to school dressed in their favourite onesies.

Pupils and teachers at RA Butler Primary School then marched to Lord Butler Leisure Centre on Friday, February 10, in their all-in-one garments for the school’s inter-house swimming gala.

The onesie fundraising was in aid of diabetes research charity – Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) – and the school raised nearly £800.

With Type 1 diabetes on the rise worldwide and with a number of pupils and staff having the condition, headteacher Emma Vincent thought it would be a fun way to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Earlier in the day, the school heard from two Year 6 pupils about how their lives were affected by diabetes and what their classmates could do in an emergency.

More information about the JDRF can be seen by clicking here.

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