BABIES and children at a Wollescote swim school went bananas in their pyjamas recently as they raised more than £555 for a childhood cancer charity.

Youngsters from Puddle Ducks, who swim at Wollescote Primary School, had fun helping to raise the money for the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, a charity which aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Every autumn, the swim school holds a week-long charity pyjama event where children fundraise by attending lessons dressed in their pyjamas – teaching them valuable water safety and survival skills.

Puddle Ducks asked their swimmers to vote for which charity they would like to raise money for, and this year the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust was chosen, a charity which was founded in memory of young girl Grace Kelly, who died from an aggressive form of cancer aged just four.

Grace’s family created the charity with the aim of raising awareness and informing people about childhood cancers.

Kate Attwood, from Puddle Ducks, said: “Our charity PJ week is a great way of teaching our children important lifesaving skills in a fun and relaxed environment, while raising money for a great cause.

“We were delighted to fundraise for the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, they do fantastic work and we will continue to support them.

“We want to send a big thank you to all of the children for joining us this week and for all of their great work in raising £555.90.”

For more information about Puddle Ducks, which provides award-winning swimming programmes for 0 to 10 year olds, call 01905 888346 or visit