Fyling Hall’s fundraising efforts

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A local school is all set for top marks after a term of fundraising this year which has reached almost £3000.

The extra-curricular activities at Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay have been for the benefit of causes both local and further afield.

Pupils across the range of year groups have decided which causes to support and also organised the various events and fundraisers.

They hosted a harvest festival and collection in aid of the Whitby Foodbank and two charity concerts made £1524 for The Finlay Cooper Fund.

Pupils and acts that have links to the school took to the stage in aid of the charity, set up in memory of the son of former Middlesbrough footballer Colin Cooper. The tot died in 2006 in a tragic choking accident.

It was then best foot forward for the whole school when it ran a combined 563 miles in an hour to raise £200 for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue team.

National charities have also benefited with 24 shoeboxes with goodies and treats for less fortunate children being packed off to The Samaritans and for Remembrance Day pupils sold poppies raising £90.56 and planted a memorial tree and bench.

A bag pack at Tescos in Catterick made £540 for Help for Heroes and a Valentines cake sale made £100 for The David Sheldrick Wildlife fundto adopt an elephant called Siangiki after a year 11 pupils visited the wildlife reserve while in Kenya and witnessed the work they do first hand. He did a presentation to the school which inspired this fund raising effort.