Schools and businesses go purple for Keira

William Alvey School pupils in Sleaford wear something purple for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day. EMN-150522-121621001

William Alvey School pupils in Sleaford wear something purple for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day. EMN-150522-121621001

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A 10-year-old girl had fellow pupils wearing purple at William Alvey Primary School in Sleaford to help raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease and now they plan to repeat it next year.

Keira Beeson organised a ‘wear something purple’ event to coincide with World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day on May 19, having been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease three years ago. Children raised £600 by wearing purple, decorating the school with bunting and even hoisted purple trousers up the flagpole. Numerous schools and businesses joined in too to raise a total of £3,024.85.

Headteacher Stephen Tapley said: “It was good to be able to support a charity that is very personal to one of our own children.”