It’s a case of RED-DY steady cook for pupils at two Magherafelt schools this Friday (February 7) as they take on Northern Ireland’s biggest killer - heart disease.
Students at Woods Primary School and St Pius X College, Magherafelt will join schools across the country who will be going-all-out red on February 7 to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation NI.
The NISCA (Northern Ireland School Caterers Association) will support the school’s to ‘Ramp up the Red’ by providing a fun, red-themed lunch menu on the chosen day for fundraising in February.
Pupils at Woods Primary School are holding a ‘fun non-uniform’ day on Friday where all pupils will make a small donation to the British Heart Foundation and each pupil will wear some form of red-themed clothing on the day.
Prinicpal of Woods Primary School, Karen White told the MAIL, the pupils will also enjoy a red themed lunch provided by the canteen and will learn about the charity in their classes during the day.
The campaign has already caught the imagination of top names in Northern Ireland with UTV news reader Paul Clarke donning a red outfit to present his prime time show last week in support of ‘Ramp Up The Red.’
Stars including rugby legend Ian Humphries, Belfast Giants captain Adam Keefe and reality TV star Orlaith McAllister have also been tweeting their red theme pictures to raise funds.
Ian said: “I’ll be ramping up the red to help raise vital funds in Northern Ireland for heart disease research.
“It’s so important that we keep pressing ahead to help beat this killer.”
Keep and eye out on the Mid Ulster Mail next week for some pictures from the day.