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'Go Orange' for Muscular Dystrophy!

Our boys raised awareness and money for the Muscular Dystrophy UK charity.

On Friday, QEGS students and staff ‘went Orange’ in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s annual Go Orange event and it certainly brightened up a very grey day! Students and staff were invited to come to school in an item of orange clothing as part of non-uniform day, and there was a sale of ‘orange’ themed refreshments at morning break.

The event was orchestrated by two Year 12 students Will Towler (left) and Joe Gatus (right) as part of their fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy UK. All of this fundraising will culminate in a 10,000ft skydive on February 25th the charity currently helps 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions. Unfortunately, one of Will's family members is affected by this condition, and Will and Joe have set themselves a minimum fundraising target of £800.

The school will be looking to raise further money for Muscular Dystrophy UK before the end of 2017, through a Year 7 Charity Disco and a group of Year 12 students taking part in the Great North Run in September.

Well done everyone - and good luck to Will and Joe later this month!