Pupils raise over £4,000 for cancer charities
Bath schoolchildren have held cake sales and mufti days to raise more than £4,000 for cancer charities.
Pupils from King Edward's School opted to support South West testicular cancer charity It's in the Bag and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Over the course of the last academic year they put on a number of fundraising events and have now presented both causes with a cheque for £2,020 each.
Richard Bullard, from It's in the Bag, is the head teacher at Combe Down Primary School and fought his own battle with testicular cancer a few years ago.
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He said: "I am overwhelmed by the huge amount of money raised over the past year and cannot thank the students at King Edward's enough.
"Having had extensive treatment for testicular cancer myself I am passionate about raising awareness of it. If it is caught early there is a 95 per cent survival rate. We hope to make younger men, in particular, more aware about the importance of self-checking."
Angela Mount, from Breakthrough Breast Cancer, also thanked the students for their hard work and said the money was going to a worthy cause.
She said: "It is wonderful to see how the school has really got behind both these charities, and actively supported and raised funds over the year."