STUDENTS have rallied to the cause by raising hundreds of pounds for injured servicemen and women.

Students at Northallerton College baked, delivered and served cakes and coffee whilst turning the produce from the college allotment into jam and chutney.

Their efforts raised more than £300 for Help for Heroes, the forces charity that helps fund rehabilitation for injured servicemen and women.

Help for Heroes representative at RAF Leeming Flight Lieutenant Bel Smith said: "Help for Heroes is trying to build centres all over the country to help injured service personnel.

"By placing them near garrisons and bases, even if the servicemen have to leave the services because of their injuries, they can still feel part of the armed forces community."

Student Arron Robinson, whose father is in the RAF, said: "We thought it would be a good idea to try to help those personnel who are injured."

Also involved in the scheme were Alex Buchanan, Ollie Brewer, Alice Thrower, Natalia Ellis, Sophie Goff, Jack Parker-List, Jamie-Lee Troy and Sara Doherty.

One member of staff, who wished to remain anonymous, donated £100 and the college contributed another £100 from its charity fund.

Northallerton College Learning Zone manager Catherine Walters said: "The students showed true dedication to a very worthy cause and also exhibited great skill in the kitchen and with their sales techniques."