Fundraising on the double for school

Epinay School staff and students are wearing jeans to raise money for Genes for jeans day.
Epinay School staff and students are wearing jeans to raise money for Genes for jeans day.

Kind-hearted pupils at a South Tyneside school hit the fundraising trail at the double in aid of charity.

Epinay Business and Enterprise School has hosted two events which saw students wear their best jeans and serve up coffee and cake to civic dignitaries.

Epinay School Macmillan coffee morning with deputy mayor and mayoress Alan and Moira Smith with deputy head Sue March. Pupils front from left Gareth Robinson and Connor Steele

Epinay School Macmillan coffee morning with deputy mayor and mayoress Alan and Moira Smith with deputy head Sue March. Pupils front from left Gareth Robinson and Connor Steele

Not to be outdone staff also took part in the fundraising ventures – Jeans for Genes Day last week and Macmillan Coffee morning on Wednesday.

Throughout the Jeans for Genes Day which raises funds to support those with genetic disorders, pupils were able to wear their jeans and took part in a special assembly.

A total of £132 was raised for the charity.

Teacher Janet Brewis said: “During the morning pupils listened to an informative assembly all about how genes are like the building blocks within our bodies and then had the opportunity to see what happens if the blocks are not put together properly.

“The final total raised was £132 and huge thanks have been given to those that put on their jeans for a day at school.”

This week, the deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Alan Smith and Moira Smith, visited the school in Clervaux Terrace, Jarrow, for their coffee morning fundraiser.

The event was in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support as part of the charity’s World Biggest Coffee morning fundraiser.