8 November 2019

Orange hairspray, orange glitter, orange wigs, orange jumpers. Oh, and an orange dinosaur.

Go Outrageously Orange was a day dedicated to raising money and awareness for Maggie’s, a cancer charity with a Merseyside base at Clatterbridge.

Offering emotional and practical support for those with cancer and their families, Maggie’s has been an invaluable lifeline for more than 70,000 people in the area over the past five years alone, and is not funded by the government but solely by people’s generosity.

Over the last academic year, staff at Birkenhead Sixth Form College have raised over £10,000 for the charity, and this year are determined to have an even bigger impact with the help of the full College community.

The Go Outrageously Orange day was the kick start for this year’s funding campaign, bringing staff and students together for a day of fun and activities.

Incredible efforts in dressing up were on show from first thing in the morning, with orange jumpsuits, Chocolate Orange wrappers and Learning Support Assistant Nicky’s orange T-Rex giving people a shock as they walked through the door.

Both students and staff contributed Chocolate Oranges in a bid to make the world’s biggest Chocolate Orange pyramid. Alas, a world record was not to be broken but a valiant effort was made with in excess of 250 boxes in total.

Homemade carrot cake was sold, raffles were drawn and a prize for best ‘orange-ness’ went to Heather for an excellent effort. Staff vs students glow-in-the-dark dodgeball also brought out some fairly robust competitiveness all round.

Further events for Maggie’s will take place throughout the coming months, and online donations can be made via our ParentPay system which can be found by clicking here. Just scroll down to find the Maggie's option.