PUPILS, parents and staff at a Kidderminster school have rallied to donate £875 to a local charity that helps families of children with life-limiting illnesses.

The PTA at Holy Trinity School has handed over the money, raised at its annual summer fair, to Kemp for Kids, which is based at Kemp Hospice and provides support for children to be as independent as possible, adapting to their changing abilities so they can live their lives to the full for as long as possible.

The presentation took place at the school’s end-of-term prize-giving ceremony.

PTA chairman Michelle Howles said: “Every year we choose a local charity to benefit from our annual summer fair event, with this year’s charity being Kemp for Kids, which offers specialist care and support to children in need, their families and carers, who are dealing with a life-limiting illness or bereavement.”

Kemp Hospice head of fundraising, Kevin Hately , said: “It was a delight and honour to be invited to join the school to celebrate students’ achievements and I would like to thank the PTA and the school for this wonderful donation, which will be used to support the ongoing work of Kemp for Kids.”