Thank you to pupils to Hayling Island life savers

Mayville School in Southsea hand a cheque to Hayling RNLI
Mayville School in Southsea hand a cheque to Hayling RNLI
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YOUNGSTERS from Mayville School have helped save lives by cooking, writing, running and swimming for the RNLI.

The Southsea students have raised £2,600 for the Hayling Island station after nominating it as their charity of the year.

They have visited the station several times with pupils meeting crew members, seeing the equipment and gear, and the boats.

The fundraising events included pancake day races, a writing day to create the lyrics for a song with a nautical theme, swimming the equivalent of the English Channel, and the summer fete.

Keith Holmes, from the RNLI, said ‘The children were a delight to show around. They were fascinated by the safety gear and the boats.

‘We are very grateful for this donation which will help us to go on saving lives at sea.’

Daren King, deputy headteacher at Mayville, said ‘The pupils have made a tremendous effort and loved coming to see the station. We are delighted to be supporting the RNLI and its work and we have had great fun alongside this fundraising.’

The station’s open day is Sunday from 10am to 4pm in Bracklesham Road.