Students from Malpas’s Bishop Heber High School have made an important contribution to a crime charity with a cheque presentation.

The ‘Combermere Team’, comprising students Victoria Black, George Cadman, Elizabeth Edwards, Isabella Gregory, Philippa Lane, Izzie Lamb and Beth Wright, were delighted to present a cheque for £570 to Cheshire Crimebeat Coordinator, Mark Watson.

The funds were raised from the successful charity walk at Combermere Abbey which the students organised with owner Sarah Callander Beckett, who is also High Sheriff of Cheshire, as one of her charity projects.

“The Heber High group of students who worked on this exciting project were a delight to work with,” she said.

“They displayed exceptional teamwork, initiative and commitment to making it the success it was.

“(They) contributed a substantial sum for an important Cheshire Crimebeat community programme which will support young people.”

From the start of the Autumn Term until the walk on Saturday, October 21, the Combermere Team were responsible for the organisation of the whole event.

This involved marketing, finance and operations prior to the event and on the day, incorporating a Nature Trail and Eye-Spy for younger walkers.

Cheshire Crimebeat will allocate the funds to an upcoming project called ‘Life Without Limits’.

This is a project designed to educate all 13-16 year olds across Cheshire about the dangers of using drugs and New Psychoactive Substances, with the aim of preventing young people from going down those routes.

Mr Watson added: “On behalf of Cheshire Crimebeat, I would like to offer profound thanks to all the students in the ‘Combermere Team’.

“They worked so hard to organise this event in a very short space of time and did a fantastic job.

“The students can be very proud that the results of their efforts will benefit young people across the whole county.”