SCHOOLCHILDREN, staff and parents deserve a well-earned cuppa after reaching a milestone fundraising target for charity.
Wingate Infant School, in Church Street, Wingate, has smashed the Breakthrough Breast Cancer £1,000 Challenge.
It means that the school is now set to have its name placed on a special brick on one of a number of challenger walls at the charity’s research centre, in London.
And they could be invited to a special unveiling ceremony later this month.
The money was raised over the past seven years by holding coffee mornings and non-uniform days, led by the school’s family engagement team, which includes parents and support staff.
Now the magical milestone has been reached – and everyone involved is proud to be a part of the feat.
Headteacher Marie Binks said: “The support staff raise thousands of pounds for charity.
“It’s taken them a few years to do it, through coffee mornings and non-uniform days, but they have reached this amazing landmark.
“We are only a small school and this is absolutely marvellous.”
A spokeswoman for the school’s family engagement team said: “It’s taken us from 2006 to raise this money and it feels absolutely fabulous.
“We are thrilled, and it’s purely through the efforts of past and present parents at the school.”
A spokeswoman for Breakthrough Breast Cancer said: “Thanks and congratulations go to our challengers at Wingate Infant School.
“Our challengers are a vital part of a historic effort to ensure a future where breast cancer will no longer be life-threatening.”