A SCHOOL has raised a staggering £3,123 from one hour of walking in aid of a charity for the children of fallen British troops.
About 300 pupils at Blackbourne Middle, in Stanton, amassed the money through the ‘walk a mile to help make them smile’ event.
It benefits Scotty’s Little Soldiers and will be used to kit out a holiday home in Great Yarmouth for the children and families of servicemen killed in action.
The school event was organised by pupil Brady Sharman, 10, whose mother’s cousin, Nichola Scott, founded the charity.
Mrs Scott’s husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in July 2009. The couple had two young children.
Brady, who produced a Powerpoint presentation to put the idea to his fellow pupils in assembly, said: “When Lee died I was very upset.
“He was like my uncle. He was a brilliant soldier and he was my hero.
“I can’t believe how much money we raised and I’m really proud of my school for all helping.”
Mrs Scott added: “This is a phenomenal amount raised by the children. It is by far the biggest amount we have received from a school to date and I was absolutely thrilled to be able to go and visit the school and say thank you to them.” Visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk