Meadowgate Academy turns pink in memory of former student whilst raising hundreds for Breast Cancer Research

PUBLISHED: 12:12 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:12 23 October 2018

Meadowgate Academy's Bramley's team in the pink. Picture: EMMA BIRD.

Meadowgate Academy's Bramley's team in the pink. Picture: EMMA BIRD.

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Everyone at Meadowgate Academy wore pink in memory of a former student whilst raising hundreds for charity.

Jesse being grunged at Meadowgate Academy's wear it pink fundraiser. Picture: EMMA BIRD.Jesse being grunged at Meadowgate Academy's wear it pink fundraiser. Picture: EMMA BIRD.

The Wisbech school turned pink to fulfil the wish of J Hollis, who died in the summer, of being remembered by “wearing pink and having fun”.

Staff and students enjoyed a day of fun, games and a staff “gunging” to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.

Emma Bird, sixth form co-ordinator at Meadowgate Academy, said: “It would’ve been his 18th birthday that day and he would’ve thoroughly enjoyed the fun and frolics, especially the gunging of teaching assistant Jesse Bate who bravely endured the pink gunge.”

Meadowgate Academy’s sixth formers ready to serve at the school's Macmillan coffee morning. Picture: EMMA BIRD.Meadowgate Academy’s sixth formers ready to serve at the school's Macmillan coffee morning. Picture: EMMA BIRD.

Meadowgate students also raised £338.62 for the local Macmillan Cancer Support group this month, by taking part in the charity’s national coffee morning fundraiser.

Supported by parents, carers and local residents, students from the academy’s coffee shop, Bramley’s, were on hand to serve hot drinks and cakes which were donated by school parents, carers and staff.

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