The young people at Bradley Stoke Community School raised an amazing £867.64 today for the Footsteps4Abigail campaign to help send 9 year old Abigail to the USA for an operation to help her walk.
The campaign, driven by Abigail’s mum, Carrie Newton-Smith, had declared 22 October ‘Funny Feet Day’ and has been busy encouraging local schools and businesses to do something funny, such as wear odd socks or strange shoes for the day, in order to raise funds for Abigail’s campaign.
Bradley Stoke Community School were happy to join in with the fundraising and organised a ‘no school uniform day’ for which students paid a minimum donation of £1 to NOT wear their uniform today. Some students fully entered into the fun of the day and came to school in their slippers and with ‘feet’ face-painted on their cheeks! A group of Year 8 students went even further, making a special effort to do an extra collection for Abigail asking teachers and friends to dig a little deeper and donate what they could spare. In just a few hours they had collected an additional £60!! Well done girls!
One of these Year 8 girls, Charlie, told me “We really want Abigail to be able to walk – we know just how very much it means to her and want to do what we can to help.”