Pupils from the Sharon Bednall School of Dance hand over £3173.54 to Help for Heroes, which they raised through their annual charity show.
The charity was chosen by pupils from the Marlpool school when they found out one of their teaching team, Derek Parsons, a Navy reservist with HMS Sherwood, was being called for service in Afghanistan. Petty officer Parsons returned safely in August after a six month tour. Around 150 pupils performed in a number of acts at Aldercar Community and Language College to raise the funds. Petty Officer Parsons and reservists from HMS Sherwood collected the money on behalf of the charity.