Cheque presented

Kind-hearted students raised more than £400 to help vulnerable people in Scunthorpe.

The St Lawrence Academy’s Student Council chose The Blue Door charity as the beneficiary of a non-uniform day.

House Leader Karen Hepworth, also responsible for the Student Council, praised the initiative.

“They made a decision about which charity to support this term and organised the non-uniform day within two weeks,” she said.

“The whole school had assemblies focusing on the work of The Blue Door, which supports those who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence.

“The students thought they might raise £200 but, thanks to everybody’s support, the result was £409.72”

The cheque was handed over by members of the School Council at the Academy to Ann-Marie Booth from The Blue Door, which is based in Laneham Street in Scunthorpe. They were thanked for the cash and raising awareness of the charity’s work.

Principal Mike Adnitt said it had been a “fantastic” effort.

“This initiative has been driven by the Student Council,” Mr Adnitt said. “It has shown great determination and worked quickly to ensure the fundraising for such a worthy cause was a success.

“Well done to all students and staff involved.”

More information on The Blue Door can be found at www.thebluedoor.org or it can be contacted via  its helpline on 0800 197 47 87, at its office (01724) 841 947 or email info@thebluedoor.org.