Dagenham pupils ‘Russel up a Pizza’ for Russel

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine - Credit: Archant

More than 500 children had fun making pizzas to raise money for a fellow pupil who needs a life-changing operation.

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine - Credit: Archant

The youngsters at Godwin Primary School, in Finnymore Road, Dagenham, each made a mini pizza while also donating a small sum of money as part of the ‘Russel Up a Pizza’ event last week.

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine

Joel Walpole, nine, and Karis Gregory, nine - Credit: Archant

More than £200 was raised and will be given to cerebral-palsy sufferer and Year 4 Godwin pupil Russel Duffield.

Russell is wheelchair bound and needs £60,000 so he can receive an operation in America that could help him walk.

Shops Bookers, Asda and Morrisons, all in Dagenham, donated pizza ingredients.


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To find out more about Russel and how you can help fundraising efforts, go to russelsfunraiser.co.uk.

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