Dynamic duo stage a Relay great event
They may be only 11 but that hasn’t stopped Pirton Hill Primary pupils Jessica Gandhi and Hannah Janman from planning a charity fundraiser with almost military precision.
The pair from Year 6 – head girl and deputy respectively – are putting on a Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at the school on Saturday, October 6.
And the dynamic duo have been responsible for every aspect of the event – from contacting the charity for publicity material to sending 500 letters to fellow students encouraging them to enter and cajoling local stores to provide refreshments and raffle prizes.
Class teacher and community events leader Alex Power said: “I think it’s fantastic that two 11-year-olds can organise the whole thing like this.
“They’ve made my job incredibly easy.”
Hannah said: “My nan and my mum’s friend had cancer and so did Jessica’s uncle so it’s close to us. And we want all the money we raise to go to Cancer Research UK.”
Jessica added: “We’ve been planning it since Year 5. We started writing it all down and it felt a bit like we were in The Apprentice.”
The relay will take place round the athletics track but there will be other activities to appeal to the whole family, including henna and face painting, a bouncy castle and nail art.
The event kicks off at 11am and everyone is welcome.
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