Pupils at Raasay Primary School decided to raise money for the JIA Charity. JIA stands for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis which causes inflammation in a child’s joints. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occur under the age of 16 and it appears to affect about 1 : 1000 children, with 1 : 10000 children being diagnosed each year – that would be about 1500 children diagnosed with JIA in the UK every year!
Pupils chose to do a Charity Walk/Run with the theme of ‘Wear Purple for JIA’ to raise money and awareness of JIA. Despite the weather they all successfully completed the run and, in doing so, raised a fantastic £341.90!
Thank you to everyone who donated and turned out on the day to cheer us on our way. The money has now been donated to the JIA Charity.