Wallsend students monkey around after raising money for charity – Video

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YOUNGSTERS at a Wallsend school enjoyed some monkey business after raising more than £500 for charity.

Charity mascot Olli the monkey visited pupils at Carville Primary School to thank them for raising £513.18 for SignHealth, which provides healthcare for deaf people in the UK.

Carville Primary School in Wallsend getting a visit from Olli the Monkey after they raised over �500 for SignHealth, the national deaf healthcare charity.

Carville Primary School in Wallsend getting a visit from Olli the Monkey after they raised over �500 for SignHealth, the national deaf healthcare charity.

The school held a number of fundraising events and took part in the charity’s sign2sing event in February, which saw thousands of youngsters across the country signing and singing a song simultaneously in a world record attempt.

During his visit, Olli entertained pupils with a short performance before presenting them each with a certificate.

Lesley Gorton, events manager at SignHealth, said: “The children raised a fantastic amount of money and they collected the most money per head out of all the schools that took part in sign2sing.

“The money raised from the vent will be used to help support our projects with vulnerable deaf children and young people.”

Around 800 schools took part in the event and the exact number of participants will be confirmed by Guinness World Records at a later date.

Head teacher Paula Richardson said: “I think it is a significant amount of money raised by Carville Primary, which is a small school.

“We were thrilled to take part in this Guinness World Record event.

“I would like to thank staff, pupils and parents for supporting so generously with this charity.”