SELLING eggs to the teachers was just one of the ways Lothersdale schoolchildren raised more than £871 for Rotary International's Disaster Relief Programme.

Pupils of Lothersdale Community Primary School raised the money in a variety of ways after being inspired by the work of the organisation's Shelterbox programme, which supports worldwide victims of disaster.

And recently, George Garland, Bryan Ayton and Robert Riley, of Skipton Craven Rotary Club, went to the school to pick up the cheque and to talk to the children about the work of the programme.

Headteacher Jo Robinson praised the pupils and said how inspired they were by the the organisation’s commitment to providing shelter and lifesaving materials when people throughout the world lost their homes and all their possessions.

Mr Garland, vice president of Skipton Craven Rotary Club, said that in the past ten years Shelterbox had provided shelter, warmth and dignity to people in 80 disasters in more than 50 countries.

“I am so proud of the efforts of all ages of children at Lothersdale Community Primary School in continuing the national reputation of schools in the Craven area for supporting Shelterbox," he said.

"Most important to pupils, staff and parents is that every Shelterbox can be tracked to wherever in the world it is used."

In addition, he praised the individual efforts of children from the school in raising money for the cause, which included Evie Fieldhouse from year six, who had sold eggs from her hens to the staff at school and donated the money to the school’s collection.