Pupils and staff wear it red for Velindre appeal
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