Orange mufti day’s a colour­ful fundraiser for Archie char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

A VIL­LAGE school has raised hun­dreds of pounds for char­ity.

Chal­font St Peter CofE Acad­emy held an orange mufti day on Fri­day Jan­uary 27 for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy UK and raised nearly £700.

The school held the day be­cause one of their pupils, Archie Hill, who has cam­paigned tire­lessly on be­half of the char­ity, suf­fers with the dis­ease.

Archie’s mum Louisa said: “It was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. Ev­ery­one looked great and ev­ery­one was dressed in orange.

“It’s bril­liant how the whole school comes to­gether.

“Archie doesn’t mind now and he’s re­ally happy to share that. It was a re­ally good day.”

Louisa is set to take part in her own chal­lenges for the char­ity soon when she runs in the Paris Marathon on April 9 and then, 20 days later, will be do­ing the Isle of Wight 100k chal­lenge.

She said: “I told my­self this is my last marathon, but I said that af­ter my fourth, and this is now my sev­enth.”

She added: “It’s about raising aware­ness.”

Head teacher Mrs Un­der­wood said: “We’re ab­so­lutely de­lighted that once again the gen­eros­ity of the chil­dren and par­ents have been re- flected in this fundrais­ing event. This is a char­ity very close to all of our hearts.”

Bright idea: (Left) Nathan and Daniel and (right) Archie Hill with mum Lou and Jeanette Koski-Fryer

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