Local School Children, Teachers and Catering Staff Wear Onesies for Worthy Causes
The onesie wearing fundraiser took place on Red Nose Day across Normandy Primary School in Bexleyheath, Northumberland Heath Primary in Erith, Peareswood Primary in Erith and Willow Bank Primary in Thamesmead. The schools also enjoyed a special Red Nose Day lunch menu prepared by school caterer Pabulum, who provide meals at all four schools.
It wasn't just students who donned their onesies, teachers and Pabulum’s catering staff joined in with the fun too, with everyone donating a pound to participate. In total the schools managed to raise over £1,200 for Comic Relief and Pabulum’s chosen charity Red Balloon Learner Centre, who provide an 'intensive care' full-time education for children who are unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied, suffered a trauma or abuse.
Melanie Davids, Deputy Head Teacher at Normandy Primary School commented: “We had been planning something fun to raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day and after speaking with our school caterer Pabulum about the work that the Red Balloon Charity does for severely bullied children, we knew we wanted to help them too. So we decided to split the funds raised on the day between the two important causes. Wearing onesies and pyjamas was great fun, there was a lot of laughter and both children and staff enjoyed the day. Most importantly we managed to raise a significant amount for the two charities which will hopefully go on to help make a difference and that’s something we’re all very proud of.”
School Caterer Pabulum has long been a supporter of the Red Balloon Learner Centre, Lorraine Willis, Head of Operational Standards at Pabulum explained: “As a school caterer, the well-being of school children is very important to us and Red Balloon is a cause that’s incredibly close to our hearts. We work hard to raise funds for the charity all year round and we’re absolutely delighted to have the four Bexley schools we cater for joining us on this. It was fantastic to see so many staff and students in onesie’s supporting both Red Balloon and Comic Relief.”
To find out more about Pabulum Catering visit http://www.pabulum-catering.co.uk.