PRIMARY school children have been raising money for a charity that helps victims of disasters around the world.

Pupils of Eaton Primary School, Tarporley, were sponsored to take part in an obstacle course using PE equipment in their gym hall.

The event was in aid of Shelterbox.

The children managed to raise £490 which is enough for a ‘shelterbox’ containing items that can help a family of 10 survive for six months.

Darryl Pickering, Headteacher, said “I am very proud of how the school community rallied around and helped raise this money for what is a very worthwhile cause.”

The boxes are being organised by Tarporley Rotary Club and so far 11 schools in Cheshire have got involved in the scheme.

Tom Kerry, of Tarporley Rotary Club, said: “We got involved with this charity 18 months ago and our boxes mainly go to Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Africa.”