Pupils and staff wear it red for Velin­dre ap­peal

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views - ABBY BOLTER abby.bolter@waleson­line.co.uk

A BLAZE of pa­tri­otic spirit has gripped Brid­gend county schools.

Staff and pupils ditched nor­mal clothes to sup­port the fundrais­ing Wear Red for Wales and Velin­dre day, ahead of the start of Wales’ Six Na­tions cam­paign.

A sea of rugby tops, red scarves and jumpers greeted the team from the Velin­dre Can­cer Cen­tre in Cardiff and mas­cot Vic­tor the lion at Croesty and Pen­coed pri­mary schools in Pen­coed.

Head of fundrais­ing for Velin­dre An­drew Mor­ris said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted with the amaz­ing re­sponse to Wear Red for Wales and Velin­dre.

“Schools and busi­ness across Wales have em­braced our Wear Red cam­paign and have helped to paint Wales red, and to see so much sup­port and ac­tiv­ity in the Brid­gend area has been bril­liant.

“We man­aged to visit Croesty Pri­mary and Pen­coed Pri­mary, where Vic­tor the Velin­dre Lion mas­cot re­ceived a very warm and en­thu­si­as­tic wel­come from pupils and staff!

“We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to every­one who took part, all the cake sales, gym classes, col­lec­tions all helped to raise funds to sup­port can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies at Wales premier Can­cer Cen­tre, Velin­dre.”

Pen­coed Pri­mary School pupils and staff tak­ing part in the Wear Red for Wales and Velin­dre day

Croesty Pri­mary School in Pen­coed had a visit from Vic­tor the Velin­dre Lion

Croesty Pri­mary School staff

Croesty Pri­mary School in Pen­coed

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