David inspires fund-raiser

By Connie Osborne Friday 18 July 2014 Updated: 18/07 10:03

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Buy photos » David Skerrett, 8, and staff and other pupils from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School made loom bands and cupcakes to raise money for Touchstones. Picture by Alex Bradbury

PUPILS and staff from a borough school joined forces to fund-raise for a bereavement charity which helped one of its pupils.

Teaching assistants Louise Ganderton, Julia Lippiatt and Tracey Harrison from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School, teamed up with a group of children to create loom bands and homemade cakes to sell for Touchstones.

The charity specialises in children's bereavement and provides a specialist support service for those who have lost loved ones.

Year 3 pupil David Skerrett wanted to raise funds for the charity after using its services since his parents passed away within a few years of each other.

The eight-year-old particularly enjoyed spending time with Vicki Quarton from the charity who has helped him deal with the loss.

A total of £884.45 was raised and the cheque was presented to the organisation on Tuesday (July 15).

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