School’s Help for Heroes

W'gate College - Yr 8 pupils Khalem, Callum, Alice & Christopher present a cheque to Help for Heroes co-ordinator Richard Castle, with Year 8 Tutor Fiona Bingham
W'gate College - Yr 8 pupils Khalem, Callum, Alice & Christopher present a cheque to Help for Heroes co-ordinator Richard Castle, with Year 8 Tutor Fiona Bingham

FIVE selfless students used their free time to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

The year eight pupils used their breaks and lunch times at school to sell Help for Heroes wristbands.

They managed to raise £160 which was presented to the charity’s local co-ordinator Richard Castle.

Mick Waterhouse, learning support manager, believes the five children are “heroes” for voluntarily raising money for the charity in their spare time.

He said: “I am very proud of these children for what they have done. Their contribution of £160 is quite meaningful. I’m also very proud of the children who have bought the wristbands.

“I think these five kids are heroes themselves.”