PUPILS from Minster Primary School in Warminster have been going for gold in a competition to raise awareness of childhood cancer, a woefully unspoken about subject.

The family of five-year-old Finn Martin, a pupil at Minster School who was diagnosed with leukaemia aged just three, have been dong their part for the Go Gold competition to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by holding the event at the school.

The children have been getting creative and decorating gold plates which were judged at the school on Monday (October 16) morning by local historian and author Danny Howell.

Finn’s mum, Debbie Martin said: “Childhood cancer seems to be a very unspoken about subject, and we really need to break the stigmas around it and raise more awareness.

“Everyone knows pink is the colour of breast cancer, which is brilliant, but we want people to recognise gold as awareness for childhood cancer.

“It means an awful lot to be raising awareness in Finn’s school, and we hope it will show people that it’s okay to talk about childhood cancer. I think many people are scared of the subject but that wont make it go away.

“Finn is a little superhero, although he is only half way through his treatment, he is still going to school, riding his bike and having fun like little boys should do.”

After being given his diagnosis, Finn took a turn or the worst when he suffered an allergic reaction to the drugs he was taking so frequently.

Now two years later after endless hospital visits and bad days, Finn is in remission and is enjoying being back at school

Although he has his blood checked every week and is still on handfuls of medication a day, he is doing well.

To raise awareness further in the town, Minster School will be decorating the big Christmas tree in Warminster with gold decoration the morning before the big light switch on in November.