STAFF and pupils from Chawton Primary School raised more than £250 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), by wearing their onesies and pyjamas to school.

Year 2 pupil Fraser and Year 3 pupil Lily joined their mums, Gayle and Emma, to lead an action-packed assembly for pupils and staff. They explained all about the groundbreaking research JDRF fund to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that differs from the more common Type 2 diabetes in that it is not linked to lifestyle and cannot be reversed.

Fraser and Lily told their schoolmates what life is like for them and the 29,000 children in the UK living with the condition, including the need to undertake blood tests around 200 times per month and inject insulin four to six times per day.

Primary school headteacher Dawn Tilley said: “It was brilliant to see all our children arrive in school in onesies and pyjamas.

“A massive thank you for everyone’s support and kind donations that will make a real difference.”

And she added: “It’s been a great opportunity for pupils and staff to to learn more about Type 1 diabetes and to be able to support a charity that’s so close to our hearts here at Chawton Primary School.”