A Guest Blog from Zac Missen, Llanfyllin High School :
Why Charlottes Helix?
As my sister has suffered from Anorexia over the past 6 years, I thought it would be good to use a charity in eating disorder awareness week, which was close to the family, and being a senior prefect at school it was easy to get everyone on board.
'Sock it' is a fun and easy way of raising awareness of eating disorders whilst raising awareness of Charlotte's Helix and what the charity is achieving too.
Pupils were expected to wear their silly socks and bring in any odd socks too, as well as donate at least a pound to wear their non uniform socks. We made a sock snake at lunch break with all the odd socks, the end measurement was somewhere around 30 meters...
In all we raised £240, which should be on the way to Charlotte's Helix. The day was great fun and the pupils really enjoyed it.
Y Ddraig Goch ddyry gychwyn!
(Rough translation - The Red Dragon leads the way!)