Sunderland youngster’s superfly fund-raising efforts

Members of the Castlegreen Community School Council with Rob Colgrave, right, from the Great North Air Ambulance. The Sunderland school has hosted a number of Community Link Charity events and raised �366 which they presented to the GNAA, pictured left to right; Ben Rodda, Darsonlee Johnson and Billy Tullett.

Members of the Castlegreen Community School Council with Rob Colgrave, right, from the Great North Air Ambulance. The Sunderland school has hosted a number of Community Link Charity events and raised �366 which they presented to the GNAA, pictured left to right; Ben Rodda, Darsonlee Johnson and Billy Tullett.

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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.