CHILDREN at Barnard Castle Preparatory School have handed over £2,165 to Help for Heroes.
The money was raised at a Centenary Fete that brought to a close ten months of celebrations to mark the Prep School’s first 100 years.
Held in the school grounds, the event attracted more than 400 pupils, parents, staff, friends and family members.
Neil Coatsworth, regional volunteer for Help for Heroes, accepted the cheque from the children of some of the Barney Friends, the parents’ group that organised the fete.
He said all the money raised for Help for Heroes went towards delivering an enduring national network of support for wounded forces personnel and their families.
Mr Coatsworth added: “H4H aims to inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential. This is done through individual support, such as purchasing equipment to make a home more accessible, sports recovery through organising adaptive sporting events, or helping fund one of our four Recovery Centres across the country, amongst other initiatives.
“The war in Afghanistan may be over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning.”