YOUNG people are turning Bridgwater blue next week – to raise thousands of pounds for a life-saving project.

Blue Mo Day was launched by students from Chilton Trinity and Robert Blake schools two years ago to support Unicef’s work in Mozambique.

Thousands of young people from schools across the town have got involved in a host of blue-themed activities, from wearing blue uniform to cooking blue cakes, and have raised £19,100.

This year, the project is aiming to raise awareness of malaria, which kills one child under five every 30 seconds in Africa, and organisers are hoping to smash the £25,000 barrier.

Schools involved in activities taking place throughout next week include: Chilton Trinity, Robert Blake, Elmwood, Penrose, Hamp Junior, Kingsmoor, St Mary’s, Woolavington, Puriton, Westover Green, Otterhampton, St John and St Francis, The Link Education Centre, Westonzoyland, Wembdon St George’s, Somerset Bridge, Nether Stowey and Bridgwater College.

Paul Cadmore, of Chilton Trinity, said: "Blue Mo has been an amazing success and has brought children together in Bridgwater to help poor communities in Mozambique.

“We hope we can beat the £25,000 mark this year and would encourage students, residents and businesses to get involved."

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