Dene House pupils praised for summer fun day efforts

PUPILS were treated to a fun day as a thank you for their fundraising efforts.

Dene House Primary School, in Peterlee, hosted a summer fun day to celebrate the charity efforts of its pupils, including raising £1,500 for Children in Need and £575 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They are also supporting Peterlee youngster Imogen Kelly, four, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

The Imogen’s Wish fund was launched with the aim of raising £28,000 to pay for private treatment to help her walk unaided.

Imogen, who will be starting at the school in September, was there with her mum, Sarah Rogers, 24, who ran a raffle at the event, which also featured a bouncy castle, slides, tombola and bric-a-brac stalls.

Peterlee Parachute Club donated a jump to help raise money for Imogen and brave Dene House teacher Lisa Digby was due to take part in the daredevil feat.

Headteacher Paul Lonsdale said: “This was something to raise funds for the school and to say thank you to the children and their families, and Imogen also had a little raffle.”

Sarah,of Hatfield Place, Peterlee, said: “It’s been brilliant, absolutely jam-packed. The support from the school has been fantastic, I’m amazed how Imogen’s transition to the school is going to be so smooth, everybody loves her already.”