A SCHOOL in Oswestry has smashed its target of raising £2,000 to help charities supporting people in Ukraine thanks to a crazy hair day.

Pupils at Bellan House, in Church Street, donated money for a chance to attend school on Friday, June 10 with ‘crazy hair’ and raise vital funds for Ukrainian families in need of support because of the war in their country.

The fundraising day, which was the last in a series of 10 mini fundraising missions being held by the school, was the target busting event that broke the £2,000 aspirational threshold set for the pupils.

Other ‘missions’ included ‘Pounds for Peace’; a sunflower sale and ‘Conga for Cash’ which saw the children doing the Conga around Cae Glas Park in Oswestry while collecting donations from the public.

Bellan House headteacher, Claire Belk admitted she was delighted to see pupils taking part in a worthy cause.

She said: “It was wonderful to see so many pupils and even staff having fun taking part in the event while raising vital funds for charities which support people in and fleeing from Ukraine.

“One of our key values at Bellan is kindness and this was beautifully demonstrated by the sheer number of children who were keen to come to school sporting all sorts of unusual, colourful, spikey hair in order to raise money and also the parents who allowed and enabled them to do so.

“So many pupils got involved, and even those who weren’t able to because they were attending a sporting event, were still happy to make a donation for such a good cause.”

The 10 mini missions that have been held in Bellan House, which is based in Church Street, raised an impressive £2,062.17 in total for Ukraine.

The money will be shared between a number of charities working to support Ukraine.

Bellan House is a part of Oswestry School, for pupils aged between four to 11.