STUDENTS and staff at Rudheath Primary Academy have helped raise more than £2,300 by donning crazy hairstyles.

Pupils at the Focus Trust's academy styled their hair in wonderful and wacky ways to raise money for Shelter, Diabetes UK, and Nepal Village Foundation.

The 'Dare to Wear Crazy Hair' fundraiser was decided upon by the trust’s Pupil Parliament, a group made up of two Year 5 pupils from each of the academy trust's 15 schools across Cheshire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

Following the day, the collective fundraising total reached £2344.49, which will be split between the three charities.

Donna Tandy, academy improvement partner at Focus Trust, said: “We’re delighted with the success of our ‘Dare to Wear Crazy Hair’ day and it was brilliant to see the children and staff getting creative with their hair all for three brilliant causes.

“I’m extremely proud of all of our pupils and their families who show a real interest in charitable work and always support the initiatives that the trust works hard to support.”