A school came together for a special fundraising event to help honour a pupil’s mother.
Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, spent last Thursday remembering the mother of Year 9 student Kieron Marshall who lost his mother in the summer to cancer.
The school held a special non-uniform ‘Wear Blue Day’ as it was her favourite colour and while events took place during the day, teachers have pledged to continue the support.
There was also a raffle, where local businesses contributed many prizes, as well as cake sales, chocolate tombola, copper jar and face painting.
The whole school came together to support Kieron who has previously raised money by posting make-up selfies earlier in the year, attracting more than 217,000 likes on Facebook.
Kieron has already made £250 for palliative care and the whole school and community were keen to rally around the 13-year-old to make him proud and hold their biggest every charity day.
Kieron said: “I want to support Cancer Research UK to help find a cure for cancer, so that others don’t have to loose someone they love.
“I want to make as much money as I can, I am 13 now and aim to make £30,000 by the time I am 30.”
Jayne Ward, a learning co-ordinator supporting Kieron, said: “I am overwhelmed with the support from businesses wanting to get on board to support Kieron and this amazing charity and the community spirit is has evoked.
“Cancer touches so many of our lives and I think this is why people are so keen to help.
“Raffle tickets will be on sale from the school reception for £1 for a book until the end of November and a full list of prizes and who has donated them can be found on our website.”