Hartlepool pupils are all yellow for much-loved Dan

LOOKING BRIGHT: Summer Jo Reid with her fellow pupils at Stranton Primary School at their dress-in-yellow day in memory of cancer victim Dan Sullivan
LOOKING BRIGHT: Summer Jo Reid with her fellow pupils at Stranton Primary School at their dress-in-yellow day in memory of cancer victim Dan Sullivan
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YOUNGSTERS turned their school into a sea of yellow – the favourite colour of a much loved pupil who lost a tragic cancer battle last year.

All of the pupils at Stranton Primary School, in Southburn Terrace, Hartlepool, wore yellow in memory of brave Dan Sullivan.

Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan

Yellow was Dan’s favourite colour and was also the colour of his favourite cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants.

The kind youngsters at the school wanted to raise money in Dan’s memory and also support fellow pupil Summer Jo Reid who, as featured in the Mail last week, had her long brown locks chopped short to raise charity cash.

While the money that Summer Jo raised is still being counted, the school confirmed their non-uniform day raised £185.

All of the money will be added together and handed over to Believe in Magic, a charity which arranges amazing trips and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for seriously and terminally ill children.

The fantastic work of the charity enabled Dan to sing on stage with pop star Jessie J while he was battling acute myeloid leukaemia, an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Neil Nottingham, headteacher at Stranton Primary School, praised all of the youngsters for getting involved and raising the cash in Dan’s memory.

“Dan will never, ever be forgotten, he was an amazing young boy,” said Mr Nottingham.

“And all of the children here wanted to support Summer Jo by raising money in his memory.

“They have done a fantastic job.”

Little fighter Dan was initially diagnosed with the disease in May 2011.

He battled the cancer and faced gruelling rounds of chemotherapy but doctors gave his loving family the devastating diagnosis they could do nothing more for him.

He sadly died in November last year, aged just seven.