Spurred on by an inspirational Year 2 student, Chorleywood Primary School managed to raise over £400 for a children’s diabetes charity.
To commemorate Diabetes Awareness Day and also to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, 6-year-old Ele Dainton, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was just 2, wanted to do something special.
After seeing her dad raise thousands of pounds for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris, she was inspired to do something similar.
She asked all the other pupils at the primary school to wear blue and bring in £1 on the Friday before Diabetes Awareness Day, which takes place on November 14 every year. This money went to the JDRF.
As well as that, she asked parents and kids to bring in their homemade baked goods for an after- school bake sale to raise even more money for the charity.
Ele was delighted that so many people took part in both the day and the bake sake and is now amazed that her and school’s efforts have raised in excess of £450 for the JDRF, a huge success.
Headteacher Mrs R Roberts said “We are so proud of Ele, what a fantastic achievement!
“It is so important for us that we celebrate our differences and raise awareness about the experiences of the children at Chorleywood Primary School, this is often through whole school assemblies.”
The school hopes the money will go some way towards the charity’s goal of one day finding a cure for diabetes.