PROUD pupils from Wellington School in Timperley have handed over a cheque for £30,000 to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

They raised the cash by taking part in a 10 mile sponsored walk in March - an annual event that has raised thousands of pounds for good causes over the years.

More than 1,300 students took part in the walk through Timperley and the walkers included a party of Wellington sixth formers in fancy dress.

On receiving the cheque, Angela Harris, the charity’s community fundraising officer said: “This was a wonderful fundraising event for the charity and we are tremendously grateful to the staff and pupils of Wellington School for their incredible fundraising efforts. This is by far the largest single donation we have received from any school.

“The money raised will be used to improve the environment within our burns unit and as such, it will greatly benefit patients with serious thermal injuries from across the north west.”

The hospital treats more than 200,000 youngsters each year from around the region. Actor Jason Done is the charity’s patron and he thanked everyone connected with the school at its recent awards ceremony at the Bridgewater Hall.

Jason, who plays Tom Clarkson in the BBC series Waterloo Road said: “I just had to come here tonight to say a huge thank you.”

Stuart Beeley, Wellington’s headteacher said: “As with all off our many achievements as a school, this is a result of a genuine partnership between pupils, parents and staff.”