Worksop: School pupils learn in their onesies to help support diabetes charity

Members of the Dukeries Academy of Gymnastics and Trampolining taking part in typeonesie day
Members of the Dukeries Academy of Gymnastics and Trampolining taking part in typeonesie day

Several local primary schools took part in fund-raising activities last month to mark World Diabetes Day and raise money for the JDRF Type One Diabetes charity.

This was especially important at St John’s Primary in Worksop where one of their pupils, Andrew Ferrol, suffers from the condition, but in no way lets it stop him living life to the full.

St John’s held a Typeoneise day where children came to school in their onesies to school.

The day was a huge success and raised £358.

Creswell Junior School also had a typeonesie day and raised £205.

Puddleducks Pre-school held their own typeonesie day and raised £42.

Dukeries Academy of Gymnastics and Trampolining, which Andrew attends three times a week, held a typeonesie week and raised £110 .

Ranskill Primary were another to have a typeonesie day, which raised £86.26.

Prospect Junior School held a special assembly and have three more fund-raising days planned through out the year.

The total raised on typeonesie day was £801.26 and that added to other dinations took the total past £1,500.

Andrew’s mum and dad, Sam and Rob, St John’s Primary and the Paediatric Diabetes Team at Bassetlaw Hospital say they are overwhelmed by the amount raised and the support they have received from other schools and clubs.

“Hopefully this will encourage other schools to take part in this fantastic community event and raise awareness of JDRF and Type 1 diabetes in education,” said Sam.

“Andrew also competed at the Withamhill Invitation Gymnastics Competition in Lincoln last month and won a silver medal in the vault and bronzes on the parallel bars and the floor, proving that diabetes does not stop him.”

If any schools, clubs or workplaces would like to help or would like further information, please contact Sam Ferrol at