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Halfway Houses Primary School pupils have worn odd socks to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

By Emma Grove

There were socks of all colours of the rainbow on display at a school’s unusual fundraising day.

Youngsters and teachers at Halfway Houses primary were all invited to pay to wear odd footwear to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

It was organised by nine-year-olds Gracie Honeysett and Jasmine Haynes.

Jasmine Haynes and Gracie Honeysett organised an odd sock day at Halfway Houses Primary School

They decided to support the cause after learning about Halfway resident Nigel Prettyjohns, who has the condition and works with Gracie’s parents at Abbotts in Sittingbourne.

The girls have already held a bake sale which raised almost £210 and the odd sock day, held at the Southdown Road school on Friday, July 18, boosted the funds by another £315.

Head teacher Ryan Driver praised Gracie and Jasmine for their initiative in organising it.

“They thought about that cause because it’s personal to them,” he said.

“It shows the good pupil voice here that they were able to organise it themselves and everyone had fun.”

For more pictures, see this week's Sheerness Times Guardian - out Wednesday.

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