A series of activities and events by students at a Pudsey school have helped to raise more than £2,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The Fulneck School pupils unanimously voted to name the organisation – whose aim is helping the people of Yorkshire “avoid, survive and cope with cancer” – as its nominated charity of the year.
Year 13 student Niamh Davis, who sits on the school’s charity committee, helped organise a variety of events that all pupils could play a part in.
These included non-uniform days, tuck shops, raffles, coffee morning, Easter egg decorating, Christmas cinema event and a Christmas jumper day.
Yorkshire Cancer Research regional fundraiser Stephanie Jones, who was at the assembly to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity, said:
“Each week 565 people in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer, which is a significant and shocking statistic.
“We are very grateful to the Fulneck School charity committee for nominating us and all the pupils who arranged an array for activities. What you have achieved will hopefully start to change cancer outcomes in Yorkshire.”