Three good causes have been given a boost thanks to the dedication and generosity of South Craven School sixth-formers.

Representatives from the trio of organisations visited the school during an assembly to collect the fundraising proceeds.

In October, South Craven’s headteacher, Dr Andrew Cummings, had distributed £10 to each tutor group, and challenged the students to increase this sum within two weeks.

A school spokesman said: “A frenzy of cake and bun sales, an auction of promises, a marathon run, triathlon, bush tucker trial and bucket collection, to name but a few of the activities, saw an amazing £3,066 being collected.

“The three charities chosen by the students were the Army Benevolent Fund, Sue Ryder Manorlands and Leeds Children’s Hospital.

“The Army Benevolent Fund was chosen because Ben Wood, a former student here, had raised cash for this same organisation by completing the 850-mile Ultra 6 cycling and running challenge last year.

“Sue Ryder Manorlands was selected by the parents of a former student who has recently died, and the Leeds Children’s Hospital was the students’ own choice.”