CHILDREN in Northwich have shown their charitable side by fundraising for a Mid Cheshire cause.
The pupils at Comberbach Primary School decided to raise money for the Lion Salt Works restoration project after visiting the site in Marston and realising the scale of the work which needs to be done.
Children have been raising money through a variety of initiatives, including a week-long break-time bring and buy sale.
Proceeds will go toward the £5m bosses at the Lion Salt Works hope to raise to save the building. The trustees unveiled plans on Friday for the restoration of the historic site which they hope will one day become a tourist attraction.
The school has visited the Lion Salt Works on a number of occasions and the Year 6 prefects offered to help raise money by holding a bring and buy sale.
Headteacher Janet Groom said: 'The children have shown real initiative and worked extremely hard at lots of different events.
'They value the importance of the Lion Salt Works as a resource. The school prefects are to be especially commended on this project including Emma Frith, Amy Carter, Callum Cheshire, Peter Moran, Peter Hyde and Sophie Moores.'
The project director at the Salt Works, Andrew Fielding, visited the school to explain what is needed at the site.
He said: 'The Lion Salt Works Trust needs a very large sum of money to carry out the restoration work, but this can be achieved by a combination of different fundraising efforts.
'The students at Comberbach Primary School have recognised how important the restoration of the Lion Salt Works is, and focused on coming up with their own ways of raising money.'