CARING youngsters at Charles Darwin Primary School have helped raise more than £800 for the Jacob Marsland Appeal through a host of events organised by a mum.
Barclays bank lent the pupils a hand through their community investment programme after employee Lee Wilkinson, whose children go to the school, decided she wanted to help.
Lee approached headteacher Adam Croft and organised a week of cake sales, competitions and raffles. Both Barclays and Charles Darwin held ‘dress down’ days and a total of £805.14 was raised.
Lee said: “None of the fundraising could have been possible without the support of the community, who supplied raffle prizes, cakes for the cake stalls and teddies for the name the teddy competition.
“The children all worked really hard and they should be very proud of themselves.”
Jacob’s dad, Anthony, said the family were “touched” by the school’s support.
Headteacher Adam Croft added: “I am delighted with the way in which the entire school community got behind this appeal.
“Our children demonstrated yet again that they are a caring and considerate group.”