STUDENTS at Pershore High School held a non uniform day in support of a teacher who will be hitting the streets of the capital in this year’s London Marathon.
The students ditched their usual colours of navy and sky blue for their preferred choice of attire to show their support.
English teacher Dominique Edwards, is running the London Marathon in April in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice and thanks to the help of students last Friday (February 13), she has raised almost £1,000.
“I have been blessed with the opportunity to run the London Marathon for Acorns Children’s Hospice which is a charity close to my heart,” Mrs Edwards said.
“My best friend lost her beautiful daughter Effie at just four months of age so I will be running the marathon in her memory, on the day, just a week after what would have been her fifth birthday.”
“No one could ever imagine the pain felt on a daily basis when you lose a child and Acorns offer emotional and practical support for families at this traumatic time and beyond.”
“Every student that brought in their £1 and more have helped me to let Effie’s memory shine and bless those in need.”
Assemblies given throughout the previous week enabled students to see how their money would help change lives and some Year 10 students, who weren’t in school on the non uniform day, even donated.
She added: “I just want to say a massive thank you to every student and staff member at Pershore High School for helping me to reach my goal, just the little 26.2miles to run now!”
A JustGiving page has been set up at www.justgiving.com/Dominique-Edwards2/