Youngsters have a heart for charity!

St Peter's School staff and pupils raise �400 for British Heart Foundation..'Back, from left.. Noah Richardson, James McDermott, Ebony Bailey, Pam Grundy, Evie Wade, Shannon Kershaw.'Front, from left.. Joan Dickinson, Jayden Jafri, Kath Batters, Megan Carney.'120960. Picture Kevin Allen.'02/03/12.
St Peter's School staff and pupils raise �400 for British Heart Foundation..'Back, from left.. Noah Richardson, James McDermott, Ebony Bailey, Pam Grundy, Evie Wade, Shannon Kershaw.'Front, from left.. Joan Dickinson, Jayden Jafri, Kath Batters, Megan Carney.'120960. Picture Kevin Allen.'02/03/12.
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PUPILS from a Scarborough school showed a lot of heart to help boost a charity fundraiser.

The youngsters from St Peter’s RC Primary School made £400 for the British Heart Foundation after wearing red for the day.

The children, and the school’s 30 staff, each donated £1 to sport the colour and also held raffles throughout February to boost the total even further.

Headteacher Louise Finlay said: “We got involved because many of us know someone that’s been affected by heart disease - sadly it touches us all.

“We are so pleased to have raised £400 for the nation’s heart charity.

“Thank you to all the staff, students, and parents who supported our Wear Red Day.”

Sharon Oakley, the charity’s fundraising manager for North Yorkshire, said: “A huge thanks to St Peter’s School for supporting our Red for Heart campaign and taking part in national Wear Red Day.

“It has been really exciting to see the country turn red in support.

“The funds that schools raise for the charity help to continue our life-saving work and we urgently need more schools like St Peter’s to support us.”