A SCHOOL in Bourne End has been praised by a national charity after it raised £2,700 to help children who have suffered from cruelty and abuse.

Pupils at Claytons Primary School on Wendover Road have been involved in a range of activities to raise the cash, including sponsored circuit training.

Ian Stevens, of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, visited the school on Friday and said: “It has been a real pleasure to visit Claytons again.

“You have been loyal and regular supporters of the NSPCC since before 1996 and helped to bring an end to cruelty and abuse to many hundreds of children in that time.

“I am so impressed by the way in which the children listened and responded. They have made another outstanding effort in supporting the NSPCC and ChildLine and we thank them and their families for their generosity.”