Brighten up your day with a colourful non-uniform day!
The HANDSTAND Appeal has teamed up with Meningitis UK to launch this brand new awareness and fundraising campaign for schools in Cornwall. Dress up in your most colourful clothes one Friday in March, April or May and make a donation. All funds received will be equally divided between Meningitis UK and the HANDSTAND Appeal for Marshall Janson.
Martin Clunes, Cornwall's most famous doctor, kicked started the campaign at Bosvigo School in Truro where he met Marshall for the first time. Martin, who lost his own grandmother to the deadly disease said: "Marshall's a very courageous little boy and it was an honour to meet him. I'm amazed at how resilient he's been."
All money raised by schools throughout the Colour My Friday campaign will be split between helping Marshall and funding research to help find a vaccine to spare other children having to face a similar challenge in the future.
Marshall's mum Stephanie, said: "It was wonderful to meet Martin and having his support means so much to us".
"We are only too well aware what a devastating disease meningitis can be. While our priority is to raise funds to help Marshall we feel an obligation to help raise awareness too."
"We are so pleased to be involved with Meningitis UK in this joint campaign. If we can help, in some small way, prevent what happened to Marshall happening to someone else, we would be absolutely thrilled."
Schools can pick a Friday of their choice between now and the end of May. To take part just simply download a registration form here.
We would love to hear from any schools that are going to get involved and please do send us in your pictures.
Find out more about Meningitis UK here....