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Cardiff primary school celebrates local heroes

Gladstone Primary School has shown that anyone can join in and support local hospice nurses with Donate A Day campaign. Pupils and teachers at the school located in Heath, engaged in a dress up day to raise money and donate a total of two days of City Hospice nursing care.

Celebrating their local heroes, pupils came to class dressed up as their heroes from the community. Among the heroes identified by the three to 11-year-olds were local police officers, firemen, doctors, and nurses. Throughout the day, Gladstone Primary School ran two concerts for families of school pupils to attend as well as holding a bake sale.

When discussing the initiative, pupils Halima and Aaisha said: “We are a caring school and we want to share our love and support in the local community.”    

Mrs Shipton-Jones, Head teacher at Gladstone Primary School said: “Our dress-up day has been a true success. It was great to see pupil’s excitement in dressing up as their local heroes, we really saw some incredible outfits throughout the day.

“We are so excited to donate this money to the nurses at City Hospice. They work incredibly hard and we hope that by funding a few days of nursing care we can help them continue caring for Cardiff.

“We usually fundraise for three charities every school year and are proud to make City Hospice one of them.  Not only is this a great way for us to raise funds for City Hospice, it also teaches our pupils the importance of charities and how their contributions help those who need it the most.

“When we first heard about Donate A Day, we were keen to get involved. There is a City Hospice charity shop close to our school, so many pupils were already familiar with the charity and wanted to partake in a big fundraiser.

Thanks to the pupils £330 was raised in aid of City Hospice nurses, covering 2 days of nursing care.

City Hospice is Cardiff’s local hospice, looking after people with incurable and life limiting conditions, such as Cancer, Dementia, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Through Donate A Day people can fund a day of nursing care by raising £150 in any way they like. Whether this is through bake sales, non-uniform days or marathons, Donate A Day encourages everyone in the community to get involved and care for Cardiff.

To get involved or see how you can support City Hospice’s nurses please visit https://www.cityhospice.org.uk/appeal/donate-a-day.