A FOOTBALL fun day held at a Sheffield primary school raised £500 to help send a poorly pupil on a holiday of a lifetime.
Ten-year-old Oliver Rains, who suffers from the degenerative condition spinal muscular atrophy, enjoyed every minute of the event at Birley Spa Primary.
He is set to go on a magical holiday to Florida at the end of next week, where he will stay in a private villa and visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios and Seaworld, accompanied by parents Helen and David, doctors and paramedics.
But fundraising is still going on to pay back the £7,000 cost of the trip and Birley Spa diverted its annual work for Children in Need to the cause.
School senior inclusion manager Pat Greasley said: “Oliver is football and sport mad so we had no doubts about what sort of event to organise.
“Pupils paid money to wear their favourite football or sport kit in school all day and every class took part in a spot the ball competition.
“We also welcomed Ozzie Own and the Sheffield Wednesday in the Community team and they organised a penalty shoot-out.
“It was a great day and a really worthwhile thing to do,” Pat added.
Oliver, from Gleadless Townend, is going on the holiday organised by charity Caudwell Children.