Craft children raise funds for Cancer Connections

Stanhope Primary School council have raised �60 for Cancer Connections. Deborah Roberts
Stanhope Primary School council have raised �60 for Cancer Connections. Deborah Roberts

A group of crafty kids did their bit to raise funds for a cancer charity.

Members of the Stanhope Primary School council visited Cancer Connections, in South Shields, to hand over £60 raised at an Easter fete.

The children, from the Gresford Street school, in South Shields, were given a tour of the charity’s base in Harton Lane and told more about the work it does to help people of the borough with cancer.

Susan Cooper, who runs the school council, said: “We had a stall at the school’s Easter fete and the children made sweet holders to sell. They were very excited that they managed to raise so much and it’s important to teach them about local charities and the work they do.”

Cancer Connections co-founder, Deborah Roberts, said: “It was wonderful to have the children pay us a visit so they could see where their money is going.”