Pupils from Holly Meadows present a cheque to complex needs co-ordinator Georgie Futter of the Purfleet Trust.

Youngsters at a village primary school were upset to learn a charity shop which supports the homeless had been burgled.

After raising £500 from their  festive activities, pupils at Holly Meadows School in Pott Row decided to donate the money to the Purfleet Trust in King’s Lynn.

Deputy headteacher Amy Harvey said: “The children, who originally were giving half of their profits back to the school, felt overwhelmed with sadness that the Purfleet charity shop had been burgled again and insisted that all the profits should go to help the homeless of Lynn this winter.”

The money was raised at a church carol service, two Nativity plays by the younger children as well as all the profits pupils in years five and six had raised from an Enterprise Fair.