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Janice Forbes of Hartlepool and District Hospice with fundraising West Park primary school pupils(left to right) George Harrison, William Ogden, Jessica Bibby, Joe Mc Dermott, Hannah Johnson and Jamie Martin.
Janice Forbes of Hartlepool and District Hospice with fundraising West Park primary school pupils(left to right) George Harrison, William Ogden, Jessica Bibby, Joe Mc Dermott, Hannah Johnson and Jamie Martin.
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A SCHOOL’S harvest festival reaped a plentiful donation for a hospice.

West Park Primary School, in Hartlepool, held its annual autumn event with pupils filling the school with food from home.

The children had taken letters home asking parents to give them tasty treats to take into school for charity.

All dry and tinned goods were sent to Hartlepool & District Hospice, with the fresh produce sold on the Coniscliffe Road school site on October 14.

That sale raised £186, which was also given to the Wells Avenue-based hospice.

Children also put on a show in assembly to mark the turning of the seasons.

Anita Ranch, a part-time teacher at the school, said: “The parents were very generous in giving so much food and it will hopefully be of great benefit to the hospice.

“We were actually overwhelmed with the reaction of parents.

“All sorts of food was brought into the school.

“We also held an assembly with each class putting on a performance to mark the occasion.

“The children loved it. They all worked really hard to make it a success and to do their excellent shows in assembly.

“This is the second year in a row we have done it now and we want to keep it going as it was a regular event in the past.”