STAFF and pupils at Carr Hill High School have plenty of reasons to celebrate.... more than two thousand in fact.
For the Kirkham school has been fundraising for Chilli Children Trust and Mission4Water - netting £2,500 over the past year.
The Royal Avenue school organised various activities and launched numerous initiatives to help reach this impressive target.
These ranged from raffles, ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ challenge and encouraged people to put their loose change in a collection well.
Donations were also made via the school’s non-uniform day, the staff dance and the summer concert.
Mission4 Water is a charity which helps to provide a safe water supply for people living in Uganda while Chilli Children Trust is a small charity working to improve the lives of thousands of children in Uganda.
The money will go towards helping orphaned and disabled children in four districts at the very South Western end of Uganda.
Mrs Liz O’Donnell has been organising and overseeing all activities since the fundraising started.
She said: “We are delighted to be in the position to be able to present this donation to be shared between these two charities.
“The fundraising programme has been as beneficial to us as a school as it has been for the two charities.
“Pupils have been able to develop their creative, organisational, communication and team working skills while doing something which will make a difference to others.”