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A Whitley Bay-based charity has presented £5,000 worth of insulated hats to youngsters at a Wallsend school.

The Angels of the North gave the hats, which were donated by the Sock Shop, to pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School in Howdon.

Pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School wearing thermal hats donated to them from the Sock Shop through the charity Angels of the North.  Head teacher Louise Gutherie (centre) with Barbera Conners-Fowler and Hari Shukla from the charity. GM023688

Pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School wearing thermal hats donated to them from the Sock Shop through the charity Angels of the North. Head teacher Louise Gutherie (centre) with Barbera Conners-Fowler and Hari Shukla from the charity. GM023688

All 362 children at the school were given a hat with a retail value of £13.50 each.

Denbigh Community Primary School had been selected to receive the gifts in recognition of the outstanding community and charitable work that the school had supported for several years.

Charity chairman Hari Shukla said: “I have been greatly impressed by the commitment of everyone at the school to maximise the potential of every child.

“It is obvious to me that Denbigh gives all its pupils a broad, well-balanced and creative education in a very happy atmosphere.”

Headteacher Louise Guthrie said: “It is particularly pleasing that the charitable and community efforts of the school had been noticed by Angels of the North.

“Our children are encouraged to be involved in caring for their environment and supporting charitable appeals.”

Angels of the North’s honorary chief executive officer, Barbara Connors-Fowler, added: “I was impressed by the efforts that teachers, pupils, parents and governors put into supporting local and national charitable causes.

“The very impressive amounts raised have changed the lives of hundreds of children at home and abroad.”