Pyjama Success

Pyjama Success

Tameside College’s Pyjama Day turns out to be a hit.

The aim of the day was to raise money for two year old Darcie Holmes who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The Darcie Holmes’ Walking to Happiness Fund is aiming to reach the target of £45,000 so Darcie can visit the St Louis Children’s Hospital in America to receive an operation that would enable her to walk without assistance.

The Pyjama Day was organised by Trudy Melvin and her BTEC Level 2 Diploma Business students, which included Darcie’s older sister Bianca.

Staff and students at the College were asked to attend in their pyjamas for the day and also to donate £1 to Darcie’s fund. Some innovative thinking by the students led them to bake cakes and sell them and they also ran a ‘Name the teddy’ competition where staff and students were sold possible names for the teddy at £1 each. The winning name turned out to be ‘Donni’ with Dovestones student Charlotte Jones choosing the winning name. 

Darcie’s older sister, Bianca was very happy with the support everyone in the College had given towards her little sister and commented “I’m really grateful to everybody who has helped my little sister Darcie.” 

It was a great day overall as the money raised by the College reached a total of £410.93.