A charity is 'thankful' for being awarded money from a group of students fundraising efforts.

YR11 PUPILS from Queen Elizabeth High School (QEHS) have raised money from the photography fees for the Year 11 prom.

The school has raised £2980 and decided to divide the monies between three charities which are; UNICEF and British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tynedale Hospice at Home.

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£1,880 was given to Tynedale Hospice at Home and an additional £1,100 has been split between UNICEF and BHF, which was chosen by student members of the Prom committee.

Cathy Bates, Fundraising Manager at Tynedale Hospice at Home said: "We are absolutely delighted with such an incredible fundraising effort from the Year 11s at QEHS Hexham. "The donation will support families in our community who need access to our vital care services including pre and post-bereavement support.

"We are really grateful for such a generous donation and ongoing support".