Exmouth pupils support Help for Heroes charity

BRIXINGTON Primary School youngsters this week handed over more than �500 to the Help for Heroes fund.

BRIXINGTON Primary School youngsters this week handed over more than �500 to the Help for Heroes fund.

The youngsters were on Monday visited by Lieutenant Colonel Ritchie from the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre, at Lympstone, where they presented him with a cheque for �543.40, for the charity.

The cash was raised through the school's Christmas Productions.

A Brixington Primary School spokeswoman said Help for Heroes was the school council's chosen charity for the academic year.

The spokeswoman said: "Lieutenant Colonel Ritchie thanked the children personally for the significant amount of the donation and talked about the work that Help for Heroes do in supporting members of the armed forces who have been wounded in their service of the country.