MIDDLE SCHOOLTAKES PART IN BIG YELLOW
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
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
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
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/