A COFFEE morning at a Haydon Bridge school raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Children, staff and parents at Shaftoe Trust WISE Academy in Haydon Bridge pulled out all the stops to celebrate Red Nose Day.

There was a strong turn-out at the school’s coffee morning on Friday, with a number of activities taking place throughout.

Children ditched their uniforms and wore red noses to mark the occasion, which raises money for Comic Relief.

And parents and other residents, including members of Haydon Parish Council, attended a coffee morning from 9am-10am, with around 200 people packing out the school.

The total amount raised for Comic Relief was £300.55, which delighted executive headteacher Carrie Hodgson.

Mrs Hodgson said: “We raised just over £300, which is so amazing.

“There must have been two hundred people here, and the Little Badgers from the nursery came up too. The parish council were here, and there’s been a lot of positivity.”

Later in the day, pupils from the school visited elderly residents at the nearby Haydon View Care Home who were unable to make it down to the school.

“We took some of the children up to Haydon View Care Home to serve cakes,” Mrs Hodgson added.

“The residents were delighted to chat to our children and the children loved telling them jokes.”

Red Nose Day has now been running for 31 years after being launched in 1988, and more than £63m was raised this year.