Albert Primary School has raised hundreds for the Velindre Cancer Treatment Center in its latest fundraising event.

The school raised £330 by hosting a red-themed day for children and staff on Friday January 33.

Cancer will affect one in two people in Wales this year, explained the school’s Deputy Head Teacher, Aled Williams. He said:

“The school plays an active part in raising money for charities and every term our Pupil Council, staff and other members of the school help to choose a national and local charity to support.

“In the past we have raised money for Children in Need by selling red noses. We have worn Christmas jumpers for Save the Children and the Pupil Council also organised a disco to support the RNLI in Penarth.

“We will continue to look to support national events but also listen to our children to help raise funds for local charities that they want to support and are close to their hearts.”

The money will be used by Velindre, a specialist cancer treatment centre in Cardiff, to fund specialist nurses and projects designed to improve the experience of patients.

Gaynor Haldenbury, who teaches Year 6, said:

“Cancer is affecting more and more people everyday and we want to play a part in helping to raise funds for Velindre.

“Velindre does fantastic work with all members of the family who have been effected by cancer, especially providing much needed support for children.

“Working with local charities equips our children with valuable real life experiences to ensure that they are able to give their energy, time and skills so that other people will benefit and they can become true citizens of Wales.”

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