HUNDREDS of youngsters from primary schools across Harwich and Dovercourt dressed up as Dalmatians, Labradors, and Cockapoos for charity. 

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Woof - Gracie Bloom, of Spring Meadow School, dressed as a spotty Dalmatian 

Children from six schools in the area took part in Dress Like A Dog Day to raise funds in memory of Maisie Tothill, who died from an epileptic seizure aged just 22 in January. 

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Bark - Jaxon Alderson, 6, of All Saints Primary School and Jenny Alderson, teaching assistant at Chase Lane Primary School ready for the day 

More than 1,500 pupils from Two Village, Chase Lane, All Saints’, Mayflower, Harwich and Spring Meadow primary schools also raised money for Support Dogs - a charity which trains dogs to predict seizures in people with epilepsy.

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Good girl - Megan Gallacher, 11, of  Chase Lane Primary School dressed as Dalmatian

The fundraising day was held on July 3 and organised by Maisie's mum Nicky Patrick, who is the head of Spring Meadow Primary School. 

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Creative - Elijah, 10, and Isaac Trigg, 7, of Chase Lane Primary School. Elijah is a greyhound and Isaac is a cockapoo 

A Spring Meadow Primary School spokesman said: "The day was absolutely amazing and Mrs Patrick has been completely overwhelmed with the support of children, parents and staff not only at Spring Meadow but at Chase Lane, All Saints, Mayflower, Harwich Primary, Two Village and Harwich Centre Pre-School.

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Pack - A pack of Dalmatians on their way to school, equipped with dog toys 

"Spring Meadow raised a whopping £754  through the kind and generous donations from our parents, children and staff – and along with the contributions from the other primary schools an astonishing £2,042 has been raised."

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Walkies - Cousins Bella, 7, and Coby, 5, of Spring Meadows Primary School 

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