Orange mufti day’s a colourful fundraiser for Archie charity
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