CHILDREN dipped their hands in dye to help raise money for charity and give thanks for life.
The pupils of Montpelier Primary School, Montpelier Road, Ealing, raised £250 for the 'Eradicate Polio now' campaign, called 'Thanks for Life' which is being organised by Rotary Clubs up and down the country.
As part of the campaign, pupils dipped their little fingers into purple dye imitating what happens to children in countries such as India when they are being immunised against Polio.
After children receive the anti-polio drops, their fingers are marked with purple dye to show they have been immunised and do not need another dose.
Am Rai, the Head Teacher at Montpelier Primary, said: "Across the school, there has been great enthusiasm for the opportunity to help others. With the support of the Ealing Rotary Club, many pupils at Montpelier have raised money to help the fight against polio.
"I am delighted that the Rotary Club has been able to both capture our pupils’ imagination and contribute towards such a worthwhile challenge."
The Rotary Clubs of Ealing have been visiting schools and collecting money outside supermarkets as part of the 'Thanks for Life' campaign and a total of £3,000 has been raised which is enough to immunise more than 15,000 children.
For more information about the campaign, visit http://www.ribi.org/thanks-for-life