A SCHOOL came up with a bright idea to help a charity close to staff and pupils' hearts.

St Andrew's Primary School, in Bishop Auckland, took part in the nationwide Big Yellow Friday event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Learning mentor Martin Orwin said the school supports many local and national charities, as part of St Andrew’s drive to promote its vision as a caring school.

When a staff member, whose own child has used the Foundation which offers a wide range of services to people affected by childhood liver conditions, suggested the school get involved, staff and families were happy to help.

Pupils and staff went to school wearing something yellow– from lemon tee shirts to giant golden bows–and kitchen staff got involved by baking and decorating cakes in the colour of the day.

Donations made on the day raised £112 for the charity. Mr Orwin said: "Raising money on Big Yellow Friday enables the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation to continue supporting thousands of children, young people and families affected by childhood liver disease. "

He said the entire school was a pleased to be able to support a charity close to a member of staff and thanked families for taking part.