PUPILS at a West Cumbrian school have held a fundraising day to support a much loved service.

Children from the Richmond Hill Primary School in Aspatria held a Go Orange Day to raise funds for Maryport Rescue, with pupils donning orange clothes and taking part in fundraising games, all with the aim of making money for the vital service. 

Maryport Rescue visited school on Friday, June 21 with some of the Richmond Hill staff and pupils presenting them with a cheque for £324.

The children were also treated to a look at one of the Maryport Rescue lifeboats, which the team brought on the day.

Charlotte Bonner, school council lead said : "Our school council held a 'Go Orange Day' to help raise funds for Maryport Rescue. Our students wanted to help support the vital work the organisation does in helping rescue people in trouble at sea or in rivers. 

"All our pupils wore orange clothes in support of the charity and took part in fundraising games such as 'lucky lollies' and 'hook a duck'.

"To help teach our pupils about water safety, volunteers from Maryport Rescue also visited our school with one of their rescue vehicles and lifeboats. 

"Our pupils loved having the opportunity to sit in the lifeboat and talk to members of the crew about the work they do."