Old Vicarage School schoolchildren raise thousands through sponsored walk
Children took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for childhood eye cancer, in special recognition of their teacher’s two-year-old daughter, who lost her eye to the disease.
Pupils from Old Vicarage School in Richmond walked around Richmond Park on Wednesday, September 26, for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
The girls walked from Pembroke Lodge to Kingston Gate and back, with support from the school's friends association, staff and parents.
CHECT is the school’s chosen charity for the year, and this was its launch event.
So far they have raised more than £4,500, which will be donated to the trust next week.
Teacher Ali Fryer brought her daughter Darcey Fryer-Bovill along, after the two-year-old became the school’s mascot when she had to have her eye removed due to childhood eye cancer.
Mrs Fryer-Bovill said: “The day went brilliantly, despite the downpour we had. The children actually enjoyed it more I think because they were allowed to splash around.
“Darcy joined the walk as someone that had been affected. I think it gave the children something to link it to.”
For further information, visit chect.org.uk.