A new high school group formed just four months ago to support a children’s hospice has already raised more than £800 for the charity.
St Cecilia High School’s Derian House ambassadors organised the Great Derian House Tea Party.
The party raised £242 for the Chorley hospice which, together with money from previous fundraisers, saw the young ambassadors able to present a cheque for £800 at the end of term.
The group feel they could not have achieved the total without strong local support and want to say a big thanks to the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Longridge for providing Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar; to Plants Nursery for the table decorations and a raffle prize; members of staff and the food technology department at St Cecilia’s for making cakes; and the music department, whose entertainment was enjoyed by all.
Derian House’s Jill Kirkham said: “In today’s society young people get such a bad press, but we have witnessed an excellent example that this is not always true.
“The girls are a credit to the school. Their dedication and hard work has been overwhelming and we all enjoyed the wonderful talents St Cecilia’s has to offer”.