Posted on: November 6th 2019

Charity Own Clothes Day


Sadly, we lost a popular and well respected member of the Gray’s Farm community last month. Mr Slaney regularly dropped off and picked up his grandchildren from the school over a number of years, with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. He always had time for a chat and will be warmly remembered by all staff and parents that had the pleasure of knowing him.


Mr Slaney’s family has been supported through this difficult time by the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA. In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. They exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.


In Mr Slaney’s memory, we will be holding an own clothes day to support the charity on Friday 22nd November. Children will be asked to make a £1 donation in exchange for wearing their own clothes. Preferably children would an item of green or yellow – green to represent SSAFA, yellow being Mr Slaney’s favourite colour – but this is not compulsory.