STUDENTS at a Wearside school have helped boost a charity’s funds.
The Hug in a Bag charity, which supports women battling breast cancer, asked St Aidan’s Catholic Academy in Ashbrooke to help out with a charity ball.
Year 11 students Andrew Duncan, Thomas Walker and Sam Hildreth, along with sixth former Brandon Barron, made three wedding dresses in a week.
They were made with chicken wire and painted yellow, before being taken to the Roker Hotel for the ball.
He said: “The dresses became an integral part of the event and they raised nearly £50 on the night, after guests paid £1 to guess what object was used to form the bodice of the dress.”
Charity founder Eileen Richardson said: “We were delighted the students and their art teacher Ian Potts responded so enthusiastically to our idea of making spooky dresses.”
“They looked fantastic and raised money for Hug in a Bag.”