YOUNGSTERS proved they are on the ball where charity is concerned after taking part in a sponsored penalty shoot-out.
Pupils from Hart Primary School, in Hart Village on the outskirts of Hartlepool, took part in the event with members of Hartlepool United and its Community Sports Foundation,
Youngsters from nursery age right up to Year 6 were involved in the penalty shoot-out, which raised £900.30 to be split between Hartlepool & District Hospice and the sports foundation.
Each child was sponsored to took a penalty against a Hartlepool United player during an event earlier in the summer.
Fourteen children who scored more than five goals received a medal and 18 youngsters who raised more than £25 sponsorship were presented with a Hartlepool United football.
One youngster, Year 3 pupil Liam Tomlin, managed to raise a whopping £125.
The school’s student council decided the money raised should go to the two causes.
School administrator Joanne Coulson said: “The children had a great time taking part in the shoot-out and they are very proud to have raised this fabulous amount of money.”
Community fundraiser at the hospice, Janice Forbes, added: “It is great that the student council choose Hartlepool and District Hospice and what a fantastic result for both us and Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation.
“Well done to all the pupils who took part.”