A WEEK of fundraising events have taken place at Norton College in memory of one of its students,

Organised by theYear 11 pupils, over £2,200 was raised for St Catherine's Hospice and Dyslexia Action, the charities chosen by the family of Alex Bradley who died in road traffic accident on the A64.

Norton College has held a series of events to remember Alex since his death in 2011, including a James Bond themed week last year which raised over £1,000 for St Catherine's Hospice and road safety charity Brake.

Deputy pastoral leader, Gemma McDonald said the fundraising week had been student-led with a football tournament, sponge the teacher, daily tuck-shop and bake sale.

Alex's twin brothers Lachlan and Isaac, who attend the school, also took part in a sponsored silence while three pupils walked 15 miles to school raising £600.

"Once again the Senior Students who have organised this event have exceeded expectations," Mrs McDonald said.

" The students have been dedicated and motivated to beat previous years targets. It has been a true delight to watch young people want to raise money for something they are so passionate about. We are very proud of our students."