Students at Mill Hill School have handed over a cheque for more than £1,000 to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The students decided to raise money for the charity after sessions with the trust were held at the Ripley school.
The money will help build a cancer ward specifically for teenagers at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.
Kelly Scott, regional education manager for the trust, said: “Our aim is to break down the myths surrounding cancer, we talk about treatment and the effects of it. We don’t want to scare young people but we do want them to be aware of cancer and the five most common signs and symptoms.”