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HARROWDEN MIDDLE SCHOOLTAKES PART IN BIG YELLOW FRIDAY

Harrowden Middle School, in Bedford, is organising an event for Big Yellow Friday on 8th March to raise vital funds for children with life-threatening liver disease. 

 

Big Yellow Friday is a national initiative with a yellow theme in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).   

 

The day will involve a series of events including; a ‘wear something yellow’ mufti, a cake sale and a big yellow balloon release to help raise funds for CLDF.

 

Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Raising money for charity can teach children the importance of having compassion for others. I hope everyone has a great day as they generate funds towards this worthy cause.”

 

Catherine Arkley, Chief Executive of CLDF, said: “Our services provide a lifeline to the thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by childhood liver disease and we rely on community fundraising for over 75 percent of our income. Big Yellow Friday provides an easy and fun way for anyone to get involved.”

 

Catherine continues: “We’re very grateful to everyone who is organising or supporting a Big Yellow Friday event - your support means a great deal to many, many families. We hope you have great fun and help us towards our £80,000 target!“

 

There are over 100 life-threatening and incurable liver diseases which strike at least two children every day in the UK, a greater incidence than childhood leukaemia.  CLDF offers support to families affected, helps to educate healthcare professionals, and is the lead charity funding vital research into the causes and treatment of childhood liver disease.

 

For further information on this event, contact Mrs Ruth Wilkes (Head teacher), at Harrowden Middle School, Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH Tel: 01234 220480.

 

For more information on CLDF visit http://www.childliverdisease.org/. For more information on Big Yellow Friday visit http://www.bigyellowfriday.org/

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