PUPILS and staff ditched their shoes for the day and wore slippers to school in a bid to raise much-needed funds for Age UK Solihull.
Balsall Common Primary School raised £436.92 when it took part in Slip into Slippers.
This is the fifth year the school has taken part and has raised £5,692.41 through Slip into Slippers and Flourishing Fivers, where the year 5 children all receive £5 and have to get into teams and come up with entrepreneurial ways to make their fivers grow.
Lorraine Hart, fundraising manager at Age UK Solihull, said: “It was great to see so many schools, staff and local business people take part this year.
“It’s an easy and fun way to raise money for the charity, but at the same time there’s a serious message about the value of older people in society, both at work and in the home, and this is a way to recognise all that our parents and grandparents do for us.
“We are so pleased with the success of this year’s event. We started with only two schools and, year on year, it’s grown in popularity.”
For more on Slip into Slippers contact Age UK Solihull’s Fundraising Team on 0121 704 7842 or email [email protected]