Cheadle Hulme High School students handed a cheque for £300 to Cancer Research UK this week.

The manager of CRUK’s Bramhall shop, Louise Murray, accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity from members of Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form’s new Cabinet Lawrence Hiney, Faye Cotterill, Ethan Cale and Hannah Nolan.

The donation came from the school’s general fundraising pot and will be directed into research specifically aimed at tackling cancer in children and young adults.

The donation comes in CRUK’s Kids and Teens Cancer Awareness Week which runs from July 1 to 8. Each CRUK charity shop has its own fundraising targets to reach and Louise said: “We’re really grateful to the school and the students for this vital donation, 100 per cent of which will go towards research. Donations like this connect the shop with the community. We can’t raise the amount we need to raise with the shops alone.”

Louise, who accompanied her mother Figen to the school recently to talk to students about the impact of losing her brother Martyn Hett in the Manchester Arena terror attack, has managed the Bramhall Cancer Research shop for the last year. Volunteers there give up more than 110 hours each week to help in the fight against cancer.