Leeds school pupils support dementia charity

Doughnut bobbing James Coulson, Sara Bickler and Ellie Jones

Year 7 pupils at The Grammar School at Leeds have raised over £400 for a local charity by holding a Christmas bazaar during their lunch break. The money will go to Acorn, a charity which supports people who have a family member with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

When they were looking for a charity to support one of the pupils, Matthew Giles, came up with the idea of Acorn charity as his grandma has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

He said: “This is a cause which is close to my heart. Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and confuses the sufferer making them forget things and where they are.

It is something which requires full-time care and can be very upsetting. I am slowly losing my Grandma but Acorn offers my family a lot of support, so I thought it would be a good idea to help the charity.”

On their Olympic match- up stall are from left to right: Matthew Giles , Millie Chowdhury, Jordan Okingo and Elliot Audsley