A Cleator Moor school has been busy fundraising for two leading charities.

St Patrick’s Primary School mini police organised a dancer dash before Christmas, with all the children being sponsored for the event.

And an amazing £1236.90 was raised for Jigsaw, which is a children’s hospice. The presentation of the cheque took place this week.

A school spokesman added: “We are very proud of raising such a large amount.”

The school also held a second fundraising event before the festive period with some of their Year 6 children organising and running a stall at the Christmas fair.

With the support of parents and families they raised £214.20.

The children picked Dementia UK for their chosen charity and organised the link with the organisation.

They sent off their cheque this week along with a photograph for the charity and the school said they were extremely proud of all the pupils.