PUPILS at an East End school have raised almost £350 for local charities.

Children at Carmyle Primary ran a Christmas craft stall as part of an enterprise project.

They visited St Joachim’s Chapel foodbank to hand over the donation at the end of term.

Karen Sallis, P4 class teacher, said: “Primary 4’s Carmyle Christmas Crackers enterprise project has been a huge success, selling out all its Christmas craft items at our recent school fair.

“Not for one minute did we think we’d raise almost £350 which will be split between local charities close to our hearts.”

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She added: “I’m so proud of the children and how hard they have worked to market, advertise and produce their products. They are determined to make a difference in our local community at what can be a tough time of year for many people.”

A spokesperson for the food bank said: “We want to say a huge thank you to the P4 children and staff from Carmyle Primary School for their very generous donation. Their stall selling Christmas candles and reindeer dust was absolutely fantastic and raised an amazing amount of money which will be used to support as many families as possible.

“Everyone is welcome to use the foodbank at St Joachim's. We want to support anyone who may be struggling in these difficult times.”

Councillor Christina Cannon, the city’s education convener, said: “The pupils have gone above and beyond to create such lovely products, the proceeds of which will go on to benefit so many in the community.”

Meanwhile, the Glasgow Times is running its Bank on Us campaign for the fifth year running, helping families accessing food banks over the festive period.

We are also collecting funds for our toy appeal which will help struggling families provide a child with a toy this Christmas. You can donate HERE