Norwich pupils wear purple for juvenile arthritis fundraising day
PUBLISHED: 13:10 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 18 June 2018
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Pupils at a Norwich school have raised hundreds of pounds for children with a form of juvenile arthritis.
Harry Jordison, 14, from Poringland, is a pupil at Framingham Earl High School, near Norwich.
His six-year-old sister Clara was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in September 2015, when she was just four years old.
Pupils at the school paid £1 to wear purple clothes, and some even dyed their hair.
And during the fundraising day on Friday, June 8, they raised a total of £678.42 for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) to go towards research and treatment for the condition.
Clara’s mum, Victoria Jordison, 42, said: “JIA is an autoimmune disease.
“At the minute she’s having blood tests every few weeks.
“She’s had injections under general anaesthetic but she doesn’t let it get in her way - she’s quite spirited.”
NRAS figures say between 1,000 and 1,500 children are diagnosed with JIA each year.