TOTTINGTON and Bury West Rotary Club has received a welcome boost to their funds to fight Parkinsons disease thanks to some kind-hearted primary school pupils and parents.

St Stephen's CofE Primary School collaborated with the club to arrange a week of fundraising activities themed around spelling for the worthwhile cause.

Overall the pupils and parents raised £290 which will go to the Parkinson’s UK Bury Support Group to help provide physiotherapy assessments followed by physiotherapy, balance classes, or massages.

Alison Jennings, the co-ordinator for the Bury Support Group said, “The members have been delighted to liaise with Tottington and Bury West Rotary Club in our endeavours to support Bury people with Parkinson’s Disease.

"Thank you to all concerned for their kindness. Meeting the school staff and children was amazing and their energy and hard work was reflected in the children’s motivation. The children were really enthusiastic and asked lots of questions.”

A certificate of appreciation was later presented to the school by the Rotary Club's president Trevor Eastland during a school assembly.

Sally Denney, deputy headteacher, said: "Making a valuable contribution to our community is an important part of our ethos here at St. Stephen's so we were delighted to be involved with the fundraiser. A big thank you to all of our wonderful children and parents for your support."