Baking up blue fun

Children and their blue cakes at Portsdown Primary School
Children and their blue cakes at Portsdown Primary School
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CHILDREN at Portsdown Primary School got into the spirit by spraying their hair and making a variety of blue cakes.

And staff and pupils at the school know more than ever how important it is to raise money for the charity, as two members of staff have beaten cancer.

A total of £250 was raised by the school overall.

Caren Heritage, finance manager at the school, said: ‘I have got a brother who’s fighting throat cancer so this means a great deal to me.

‘I think children should be made aware of these things and about how to raise money to help.

‘I’m a great believer in raising money for charities like this.’

Many of the children brought in home-made cakes and every pupil was dressed in blue.

Caren added: ‘We are really pleased with how much we have raised.

‘The children love it. Kids don’t always understand that people might be really poorly and that we need to raise money to research ways of making them better.

‘Blue Day is fantastic. I just think it enables the kids to get involved.

‘If they are enjoying something they will take it on.

‘It’s having a fun day but the reason we ask for donations is so we can raise plenty of money.’

The school also had some blueberry muffins provided by caterers Eden, which they sold at the school.