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Go OrangeIf you'd have asked Sixth Form if orange is the new black on Friday 1st February, they'd have undoubtedly said "yes". This criminally colourful theme raised £193.91 for muscular dystrophy, along with awareness, and a few eyebrows...

'Go Orange Day' had been suggested as a fun, and colourful, fundraising idea because of the charity being close to students in the Sixth Form, and the theme was quickly adopted thanks to dozens of brightly coloured posters hanging on the walls of The Hub that encouraged students, and staff, to get involved.

'Go Orange Day' is a nationwide fundraising event run by Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and improving the lives of everyone affected by them. Muscular dystrophy is a muscle-wasting condition that effects all muscles. All the money raised from the event goes towards helping with treatments and research, along with support and improved care for sufferers.

Orange was everywhere on the day. Staff and students donned every shade imaginable, from the brightest of eye-squinting neon T-shirts, to more tasteful russet blouses, tantalising pumpkin jackets, and tawny tartan skirts. Some hinted at the theme with a carefully selected tie, while others went full-on radioactive in head-to-toe tangerine. Curly clown wigs and attention-grabbing sunglasses also jostled for equal time in the lime-light... and if there was ever a time to joke about citrus fruit, 'Go Orange Day' was it! In fact, one of the most creative interpretations of the day was that of an actual orange being hung from a lanyard and worn like a pendant... Strange. Questionable. Genius! The colours were so bright in some cases that they even reflected off the walls... Looks like those sunglasses were a good idea after all.

We can say without a doubt that 'Go Orange Day' at DHFS was a huge success, raising £193.91 overall.