Pupils at Fulneck School in Pudsey have raised over £4,000 for an important local charity.

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) supports the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary and was the school’s chosen charity during the last academic year, voted for by pupils and staff.

A series of fundraising initiatives were organised by the pupil led Charity Committee including non-uniform days, tuck shops, bun sales, raffles and hand delivering flowers with messages for Valentine’s Day!

Meanwhile a staff team entered the gruelling KAPOW! Obstacle Course at Temple Newsman with donations collected through a JustGiving page.

The School’s Senior Librarian Clare Humphreys said: “We set ourselves an ambitious target of £3000 so to exceed this by such a big margin is absolutely incredible. The Committee deserves enormous credit for their hard work as does the wider school community for their generous support throughout the year.

“Charity is a major part of our ethos and it is extremely humbling to know that through our efforts we are helping to make the lives of others better.”

Lisa Williams, CHSF Fundraiser visited the school recently and gave a short presentation explaining how the money will be used and also presented a certificate to the pupils in recognition of the money raised.

Lisa said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity that Fulneck School has shown in donating over £4000 to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. It will make a significant difference to all the babies and children on the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit and will enable us to pursue projects which would otherwise not have been possible.

“On behalf of the CHSF, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in fundraising and contributed so generously.”

The school’s chosen charity for the 2018/2019 academic year is Candlelighters, a charity which support children with cancer in Yorkshire, and their families.

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