A SUPERMARKET in Carlisle has held an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party as a treat for primary school pupils who competed a fundraising challenge.

Morrisons on Kingstown Road set pupils at Kingmoor Junior School a task to help raise money for CLIC Sargent - a cancer charity for children, young people and their families - a few weeks ago.

Since then, the youngsters at the Liddle Close school worked together to come up with ideas to collect funds.

Year 5 teacher at Kingmoor Junior School, Chris Marsh told The Cumberland News: "The pupils created their own fundraising activities for all those in year 3 and 4 to take part in and donate.

"All activities were set between 10 and 20p to make the competition between classes fair.

"The class who raised the most would go to the Mad Hatters Tea Party."

"After an hour of activities and donating, Year 5 pupils had raised a huge £108.53, with class 5M marginally raising the most."

The Class 5M winners walked to Morrisons in their fancy dress to celebrate their success in raising money for the charity last Friday.

"They ate a lot of food, in a fantastically decorated Mad Hatters tea party room," Chris added.

"Altogether with other fundraising activities, it was said that Carlisle's Morrisons had raised more than £1,000 for CLIC Sargent over Easter, with the help from the pupils at Kingmoor Junior School."

Since 2017, Morrisons stores across the country have collectively raised more than £7 million for CLIC Sargent.

The charity supports thousands of families nationwide following a cancer diagnosis.

The Carlisle store has organised a range of fundraising activities in recent weeks for the charity, including raffles, sales of CLIC Sargent shopping bags, and a guess the sweets in the jar competition.