School creates World Cup sticker book for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 May 2018

Pupils with stickers for the Flaxini Sticker Book.

Pupils with stickers for the Flaxini Sticker Book.

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Football fans from Flax Bourton Primary School have come up with a creative way to raise money for charity through World Cup stickers.

Bailey Wright with his self-portrait for the sticker book.Bailey Wright with his self-portrait for the sticker book.

Pupils are creating their own sticker album for the 2018 competition by drawing all 576 of the players.

Children at the school in Station Road are raising money for charity by charging people £2 for a pack of stickers which they must then draw themselves to go into the album.

Every player in the 2018 World Club Panini sticker album will be drawn by hand – from England captain Harry Kane to Lionel Messi.

Two World Cup footballers have already supported the pupils’ project.

Hordur Magnusson with his sticker for the album.Hordur Magnusson with his sticker for the album.

Hordur Magnusson and Bailey Wright, who play for Bristol City Football Club, and Iceland and Australia respectively, have both drawn themselves to include in the Flaxini Sticker Book.

At the end of the World Cup, the sticker book will go up for auction to raise money for Above & Beyond, the charity for Bristol city centre hospitals, and The Bobby Moore Fund.

The school came up with the idea after the village lost ‘two of its most vibrant members’ to bowel cancer last year.

Josh Brown, a parent at the school, said: “For a small, tight-knit community it was devastating to lose two people to bowel cancer.

“Since then we have raised more than £40,000 for bowel cancer charities through various fundraising events.

“This project is one we hope will bring a lot of fun and perhaps a little bit of artistic expression with it.”

The school is aiming to get celebrities to contribute to the sticker book to raise even more money when the album is auctioned off.

Lydia McGivern, community fundraising officer for Above & Beyond, said: “It’s a great, fun idea and the money raised will be invaluable to Bristol’s city centre hospitals. I have loved looking at the stickers so far and I can’t wait to see more.”

To find out more about the Flaxini Sticker Book visit their school’s Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The money raised for Above & Beyond will go towards funding a four-year clinical research fellowship in bowel cancer at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

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