Pupils at a primary school were rewarded after making more than a token effort in school.
Class 3 youngsters at St Bega’s RC Primary School, on the Headland, won £50 for collecting the most tokens awarded by teachers for various good deeds.
Instead of spending it all on themselves, kind pupil Nathan Whitton came up with the idea of giving £10 to Hartlepool and District Hospice.
Mike Cooney, head teacher at St Bega’s said: “At the end of each half term the class that has collected the most tokens gets a special award.
“Usually they spend it on things like parties, picnics on the beach or toys.
“Nathan said straight away he would like to give £10 to the hospice.
“I just thought it was lovely and the rest of the class agreed.”
The hospice, based in Wells Avenue, needs to raise £1.78million a year to provide specialist care to hundreds of people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s.