Barnsley school raises festive funds for hospice

Pupils at Kirk Balk Academy in Hoyland raised £1,115 for Barnsley Hospice by holding a Christmas Jumper Day and raffle.

Vicky Stead, community fundraising team leader at Barnsley Hospice, was presented with a cheque by pupils Coburn Lee Powell, Samuel Vickers, Ellie Chipchase and Paige Kirk, alongside Year Nine Learning Manager Mr Mallin.

Community fundraising helps Barnsley Hospice raise the £2.2m it needs each year to care for patients and their families. A further £1.6m is provided by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).