Charity tribute to popular Susan

Clavering Primary School pupils during their Wear It Pink day, in memory of former teaching assistant Susan Donkin. Below,  former teaching assistant Susan Donkin
Clavering Primary School pupils during their Wear It Pink day, in memory of former teaching assistant Susan Donkin. Below, former teaching assistant Susan Donkin
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KIND children dressed in pink for an annual event remembering a classroom assistant who lost her battle with cancer.

Youngsters at Clavering Primary School, in Hartlepool, swapped their uniform for pink clothes and held cake sales in school.

Susan Donkin lost her battle with cancer in April 2010, aged 51.

Susan Donkin lost her battle with cancer in April 2010, aged 51.

The event was organised in memory of Susan Donkin, a former classroom assistant in the school who passed away in April 2010, aged 51, after suffering breast cancer.

The efforts of children and staff in the school raised an impressive £440, which will now all be donated to Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The Wells Avenue-based facility cared for Susan during her battle with the disease.

Susan worked at the school for 10 years, and following on from a similar successful event last year, the school has now raised more than £1,000 in her memory.

Carole Skirving, business manager at the school, said: “Susan was an integral part of school life and she had such a nice way with the children.

“She really is sorely missed in the school.”

Mrs Skirving added: “Some of the children will remember Susan and it’s a lovely way for them to be able to raise money in her memory.

“We are so pleased with the amount we have managed to raise this year and last year and it’s gone to a fantastic cause. I would like to say thanks to all of the staff who helped to organise the day and make it a success and the children for taking part and helping to raise so much money.”

Janice Forbes, Hartlepool & District Hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “It’s really lovely that the children of Clavering Primary School remember Susan Donkin each year by holding an event to raise funds for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

“On behalf of staff and patients I would like to thank everyone involved in raising a fantastic £440.”