PUPILS, parents and staff at Terrington Hall School have raised £10,566.28 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).

Nominated as the school’s charity of the year, the YAA has been the beneficiary of a number of fund-raising initiatives at the school, including the proceeds of the Enterprise Exhibition organised by Year 5 to 8 pupils.

Taking up the challenge to develop their own business ideas, the pupils conducted market research, created design proposals and pitched plans to the school bursar to secure start-up funding.

They then successfully brought their ideas to market at a grand exhibition when they offered a range of products and services for sale to fellow pupils, friends and families, raising a total of £1,300.

Other initiatives include proceeds from the school’s productive garden, spring fair and 10 parents and staff who completed the Three Peaks challenge.

Retiring collections from the Nativity play, carol concert and performances of Macbeth, Grease and Joseph also contributed to the grand total.

Terrington Hall head teacher Stephen Mulryne said: “The children have taken this charity to heart and I am terrifically proud of their efforts to find ways of raising money to support this life-saving charity.’

Kevin Hutchinson, YAA community fundraiser, said: “On behalf of everyone at the YAA, we’d like to sincerely thank everybody at Terrington Hall School, pupils, staff and parents for their fantastic donation towards YAA.

“As a charity, we rely on individuals, groups and organisations such as Terrington Hall School to help us raise the vital monies we need each and every day.

“This donation will enable us to continue to help save lives across Yorkshire, and for that we are extremely grateful.”