CHARITY is important to the pupils of Ysgol Clywedog.
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Week, they held a cake sale to collect money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Earlier this year teacher Caroline Forest organised a sponsored walk along the Clywedog Rover Trail and raised £1,209.
Since January the school has raised a total of £10,039.07 for charity - and it doesn't intend to stop there.
UNICEF, Nightingale House Hope House and Alder Hey have each received £50, and a readathon raised £276.50 for CLIC Sargent and the Roald Dahl Foundation, £1,197 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, £2,000 for Children in Need and £6,365.50 for the Mike Edwards Memorial Fund to aid victims of the tsunami.
Headteacher Jeanette Smith said: 'We're incredibly proud of our pupils. They always put so much effort into these activities to raise as much money as possible and are always asking me if they can arrange another event for a particular charity.'
The school is also asking the public to help it collect old reading glasses to send to Albania through the Christian Blind Mission and coins to help prevent river blindness.
Just 60p per year can stop a person developing river blindness and pay for tablets, £1 can buy cream for different stages of the disease and £20 can pay for a cataract operation.
Glasses and money can be dropped in at the reception of the school in Ruthin Road, and the school will ensure they are passed on to the charities.