Pupils wear wellies to help local lifeboat crew

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Wearing wellies and eating cake helped raise hundreds of pounds for Silloth's lifeboat crew.

Youngsters from Silloth Primary School proudly wore their wellies to school last week as part of a fundraising drive for the the town's RNLI station.

The school was approached by the charity with a view to doing some fundraising and decided to follow a national campaign by wearing wellies to school.

They also held a cake sale on the same day to help bring in extra cash.

Silloth crew member Andrew Stanley came into the school to host a special assembly telling the children what the lifeboat team does.

In total more than £240 was raised from the event, with the money being used to help buy more kit for the crew.

Rachael Ingrams, headteacher, said: "It was a great day for everyone.

"The children especially loved seeing one of their teachers get dressed up in all the kit and then they could try on the helmets through the day."

Such was the success of the event school staff are hoping to make it an annual event so they can continue their support of the RNLI.

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