PUPILS and staff at Cuddington Primary School were an odd sight when they chose to support a good cause.

Everyone at the school wore odd shoes for the day to support the Kidscan charity, which supports research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer.

Head teacher Sue Mills was inspired to support the charity after reading about the fundraising efforts for Kidscan by Anderton mum Amy Wilkinson.

Amy’s daughter Maddie died from cancer at the age of six in 2009, and ever since Amy has been raising money for Kidscan.

She has raised more than £13,000 for the charity, and staged an odd shoes day in December for Kidscan, which raised £1,000.

“Amy and I watch our 15-year-old boys play football each Sunday, and when I had read the story in the Guardian I approached Amy and offered to support this important charity in memory of Maddie,” said Mrs Mills.

“Part of the culture at Cuddington Primary School is to choose a charity each half term.

“Our children need to understand the importance of the work various charities do and to make us all realise how lucky we are. “Kidscan is no exception, and clearly do an enormous amount of work to help children with childhood cancer.

“All the children and staff wore odd shoes on Friday, January 15, and the children donated £1 for wearing odd shoes.

“We looked closely at the Kidscan charity during our weekly celebration assembly, and celebrated that we had raised almost £200 towards Kidscan.

“A fun day was had by all, which really raised awareness of the charity.”