PUPILS at a Bury primary school have been helping take the fight to defeat global hunger.

Children at Holy Trinity Primary School took part in a Zero Hunger Project on February 1 to raise the issue of hunger in the Bury community and around the world.

The school also held a non-uniform day which raised £210 for Manchester homeless charity Organic Soul Food, which serves hot food and drinks, as well as offering practical outreach support, to homeless and low income people across Manchester.

The event was organised by Farzana Fiaz Year 4 teacher and international links co-ordinator at the school, with Ch Jafar Iqbal, and was inspired by the UN Zero Hunger Challenge.

Ms Fiaz said: "Taking part in the Zero Hunger Challenge at school has helped us to become aware of hunger at a global level and also hunger within our community.

"I believe that being part of this world makes it our responsibility to ensure that we help others and make this world a better place to live in."

Following the project Year 5 and 6 pupils Saahil Altaf, Amber Stephenson and Malaika Abbas with Ms Fiaz and Holy Trinity Primary School Head Teacher Marcus Elder visited Organic Soul Food to hand them a cheque for the fundraised cash.

The three pupils said it felt good to help the homeless and that they felt they should do it more often.

Amber added: "It felt good to give food to the homeless children, I made a difference because I chose to care."

Mr Elder, added: "We've spent time in school thinking about hunger, learning about the United Nations' Zero Hunger project and raising money for those who are hungry, but we felt it was important to do something concrete to help.

"We were delighted to find out about the work of Organic Soul Food and to be able to join them in Manchester to give out food to those in need.

"Educating children about their place in the world and their responsibility to try and make a difference is a very important part of what we do at Holy Trinity."