A GROUP of kind-hearted schoolgirls came up with a sweet idea to help out a charity.
Five girls from Throston Primary School decided to choose the RSPCA as their chosen charity after doing work in an English lesson about how people can help animals.
The girls, who are now all in Year 6, were Tia Andrews, Lucy Burgess, Tegan Harker, Darcy Horton and Ami Ingham.
They put together a powerpoint presentation which they showed to other youngsters at the school about the problem of cruelty to animals, then set about designing posters to publicise what they were doing.
The girls then sold cakes at various events held at the school before the end of the summer term to raise cash for the charity.
The fund was topped up by money raised from other events such as non-uniform days which took place at the Wiltshire Way-based school before the summer holidays.
The Fab Five counted up their funds over the summer break, and have sent off a grand total of £437.02 to the charity.
Headteacher Mark Atkinson said: “I’m very proud of the girls.
“This is something they decided to do completely off their own bat.
“It was all their own initiative, and stemmed from something that had picked up on during an English lesson last term.
“They put on a fantastic powerpoint display to tell us all why they had chosen to help the RSPCA, and it got a great response from everyone who bought cakes and other refreshments off them at the various summer events we did before breaking up for the holidays.
“This is the first time they have done something like this, but it was a huge success and they deserve a lot of credit for doing what they did to help out the RSPCA.
“We have posted the money off to the RSPCA and the girls are very proud that they were able to help out a charity which is close to their hearts.”