Pupils from a St Albans school donned amber coloured accessories to school on Friday to raise £500 for a children’s cancer charity, in honour of a fellow classmate.
Form group 7J from St Albans Girls School came up with the fundraising idea and innovatively named the day ‘amber for Amber’. The inspiration behind the fundraising event is Amber Clifton, their classmate who was diagnosed with Leukaemia only a matter of days before she was due to begin her first year at the school.
During the day pupils and staff were encouraged to support the event by wearing as many amber accessories in return for donating £1 for the CLIC Sargent charity.
Form Tutor Miss Barnwell said: "The generosity of students and parents really has been overwhelming. It is great to see all the girls pulling together for such a great cause and for their friend."
Many pupils enjoyed stylising their uniform with brightly coloured legwarmers, jewellery, bags, scarves, hair accessories, wacky wigs and even shoes in various shades of orange for the worthy cause.
Amber’s mother Mrs Clifton added: "We are both amazed and impressed by the kindness and compassion these girls have shown. "