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Lynham school flies the flag
2:34pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
Children from Lyneham Primary School created a sea of colour by dressing in red, white, and blue on Friday to show their support for three armed services charities.
The day, which was part of a national campaign, has raised money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
During the day pupils wrote postcards to soldiers in Afghanistan and the best postcard, chosen by school governor Mark Fowler, won a ticket to this year’s British Military Tournament in London.
The school also chose to support the charity Alopecia UK as one of its pupils Maddie suffers from the condition, which causes hair loss.
Headteacher Julie Carr said: “We have 65 per cent of service families here and a lot of dads are deployed currently or about to be deployed, so it was a good thing to do.
“Our fourth charity was Alopecia UK, that’s why the children wore wigs, because we have a little girl who has alopecia and she has worn quite a lot of wigs in the past.
“The hairstyles have been amazing. They have worn lots of different coloured wigs, some have been quite spiky and punky. They have been really excited and they all brought their £1 in to contribute.”
To find more about the charities visit www.alopeciaonline.org.uk and www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk
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