STAFF and pupils at Wolsingham School are celebrating after raising more than £3,000 to help young people with cancer.

Over the last year, pupils have organised everything from car washes, cake bakes and Christmas jumper days, to raffles, leg waxing and their own Eurovision Song Contest.

Staff members also took on the Great North Run and a 150ft abseil, with proceeds from all of the events donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Assistant headteacher Chris Cullen said: “The students voted overwhelmingly for Teenage Cancer Trust as our adopted charity for the year. Their energy, enthusiasm and generosity towards the cause has been truly heartwarming. Staff and students alike have worked together to raise this impressive total.

“At Wolsingham, we believe that helping others and playing a part in the wider community is really important. Well done and thank you to all who contributed.”

To find out more, visit teenagecancertrust.org