Broad Oak Primary has a splashing time for brave Alex

Children at Broad Oak Primary School had a splashing time as they got the opportunity to soak teachers and staff with icy water – to support a
classmate who is fighting cancer.

Throughout the week, the school held various fundraising activities,
including three after-school discos with raffles – with the lucky winners
chosen to pour buckets of ice-cold water over members of staff at the end
of the school week.

The events collected over £1600 for CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer
charity that has supported brave Year 2 pupil Alex Prescott as he battles
Pre B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma – a type of blood cancer.

Headteacher, Melanie Hignett, who could not escape a good drenching from Alex, said: “As part of our Broad Oak family ethos, we decided to hold a fundraising week to show that we are fully behind Alex as he overcomes his illness.

“He is a courageous little boy and it was heart-warming to see him have
such a big, cheeky smile on his face – even if he was soaking me with
freezing cold water.

“I’d like to thank Morrisons at Baxters Lane for supplying us with buckets
and ice and Terryokee Entertainment for DJ’ing at our school discos.”

This Saturday (October 24) Alex’s mum Michelle will be taking part in her
very own fundraising event by shaving all of her hair off as she aims to
raise money for CLIC Sargent.

The event, which will include a number of raffles, will take place at Our
Lady’s Social Club in Parr from 1pm – 6pm.

Donations can be made by visiting