CHILDREN and staff across Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools raised more than £2,300 for cancer charity Velindre.

Pupils and teachers made donations and took part in a range of activities in support of the Wear Red for Wales and Velindre campaign on Friday, February 2.

The event was spearheaded by 13-year-old Monmouth School for Girls pupil Darcey Roberts-Waite, whose father has overcome cancer.

Miss Joanna Johnson and Mrs Rhiannon Lord-Wynne, the charities' co-ordinators at Monmouth School for Girls and Monmouth School for Boys, said in a statement: "We are absolutely delighted to announce that between our five schools, through wearing red clothes, sales of products and various activities, we have managed to raise over £2,300.

"Thank you to everyone who supported such a hugely successful and enjoyable day."

Monmouth School Girls’ Prep hosted a Victorian Fair for pupils, which included ice-skating, a snow machine, a candy floss stall, face painting and traditional games, in the playground.

Seven-year-old Matilda Snell told the fortunes of her friends for 50p, while students made a donation to throw wet sponges at good-natured teachers at Monmouth School for Boys.