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SCHOOLS took part in a non-school uni­form day to raise money for a boy who suf­fers from a se­vere mus­cle wast­ing dis­ease.

The or­ange-themed day was the brain­child of 12-year-old Ley­ton Hill who wants to raise money for his brother Archie. Nine-year-old Archie suf­fers from Duchenne mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy, a mus­cle wast­ing dis­ease.

The boys’ mum, Louisa, said: “I want to give Ley­ton mas­sive credit.”

She added: “It was fan­tas­tic. An in­cred­i­ble day. The sup­port through­out all the schools has been amaz­ing.”

Louisa and her hus­band vis­ited four schools dur­ing the day and Paul Tom­lin­son of Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy UK gave a speech and pre­sen­ta­tion to Archie’s school.

Gary also gave what Louisa de­scribed as a “very graphic” talk to Ley­ton’s school: “You could hear a pin drop.

“The whole school as­sem­bly was si­lent.

“I was un­be­liev­ably proud of Ley­ton.”

Louisa added: “It was just mag­i­cal, so nice.

“It was a sea of or­ange and yel­low and Archie’s and Ley­ton’s school would like to make it an an­nual thing.”

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