Students aid needy children

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Enterprising students have raised hundreds of pounds for charity and learnt new skills to help them in the future.

A local food bank and a regional appeal to help impoverished children will benefit from the efforts of Richmond School and Sixth Form College students.

A group of seven students on the Prince’s Trust initiative – a scheme to provide alternative qualifications for children who perform better vocationally – have been working tirelessly to help the community.

They have grown and sold vegetables in the school greenhouse, made and marketed hot chocolate reindeer packs and sourced and sold tea light holders, Christmas cards cakes and sweets.

Their efforts raised enough money to finance the course and make a £304 donation to the local Influence Church Food Bank and TFM’s Mission Christmas.