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A Day for Debra

We had a great day raising money for Mr Antell's London Marathon charity, Debra which works hard to help children who suffer from the skin disorder called EB.


Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.

Those born with EB have skin so fragile they are called 'butterfly children' – their skin is quite simply as fragile as the wing of a butterfly.

Painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged – in some cases, internal linings and organs are also affected.


The children wore 'scruffy' uniform in ways to annoy Mr Antell, who loves neat and tidy uniform! The children also paid to 'stick' Mr Antell to the playground wall with gaffer tape. They did such a good job that when he the box he was standing on was pulled away, he was left dangling in the air!


The day raised about £800 and the children also now have a really good understanding of this disease.


A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a big success.