Appleby Grammar School has raised a four figure sum during their annual fundraising spree.
A chunk of the funds was donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who picked up a £1,320 cheque this month.
Six nominated charities benefitted from the goodwill of students and representatives from each attended the school to receive their portion of funds. GNAAS volunteer, Bruce Evans, went along to thank everybody for their efforts.
Ian Noble, Year ten leader of student support, said: “This fundraising takes place at the school annually and each year group select which charity they would like to support. Year ten chose GNAAS.
“Because we are a rural school, lots of staff and students have family and friends who have been airlifted. The air ambulance has landed on the school grounds a couple of times and we have had students use the service too.
“It is a charity close to all of our hearts.”
The year ten students organised a football tournament and silly hat day in order to raise money for the life-saving charity that flies the only air ambulance based in Cumbria.
“We are a small school but we are proud of the amount we fundraise. It is a real strength,” said Mr Noble.
The school has been holding charity events for more than 20 years.
Bruce Evans, GNAAS volunteer, said: “The students should all give themselves a good pat on the back and pride themselves on what they’ve done. We are not government funded so we rely on the support of the community to help keep our aircraft flying and this is a shining example.”