Pupils at a Bournemouth school donned wigs to raise money for young people with cancer.

Teachers and youngsters at St Thomas Garnet School in Pokesdown raised £607 for the CLIC Sargent after taking part in the charity’s Wig Wednesday campaign.

Both pupils and staff donned wigs for the day and also took part in a special obstacle course.

Kindergarten manager Sam Graham said: “The whole school had such a great time fundraising for this cause, the pupils were all determined to help poorly children and were very engaged and interested in the cause.”

CLIC Sargent’s fundraising manager in Dorset Farah Batchelor added: “For a school the size of St Thomas Garnet’s to raise over £600 in one day is just a huge testament to how generous the staff, pupils and parents have been in supporting our work.

“On behalf of the charity I want to say a huge thank you not only for the donation but for the hard work the staff did of raising awareness of the work we do.”

CLIC Sargent last year supported 75 families in Dorset, including free stays in accommodation near the hospital, 54 financial grants and support to patients and families.

The charity is asking more schools and businesses to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September by wearing gold or yellow for the day to raise money.

Visit clicsargent.org.uk for more.