HIGH flying pupils raised cash for a helicopter charity.
Pupils at the specialist education Castlegreen Community School in Hylton Castle have been lending a helping hand to the Great North Air Ambulance.
Nicola Harle, a support worker, has been involved in raising the much needed funds.
Nicola, 43, who has worked at Castlegreen for eight years, said: “We try and raise money for a couple of charities every year.
The pupils at the centre held raffles, bingo as well as fish and chips and pie and pea dinner evenings.
Nicola said: “We had the idea to choose the Air Ambulance after one of the pupils saw a story about them in the Echo and the good work that they do.
“We thought that it was a great cause to raise money for.”
The students raised an impressive £361 and presented the money to a representative from GNAA.