Local students help Bruce pass £5,000 target

left to right:- Rob Kitching, Headteacher, Bruce Fraser, and Year 9 student leaders Ross McGowan and Ashleigh Gillings.
left to right:- Rob Kitching, Headteacher, Bruce Fraser, and Year 9 student leaders Ross McGowan and Ashleigh Gillings.

A GROUP of students at an Ashington school helped a father pass his fundraising target.

Bruce Fraser was aiming to raise £5,000 for Diabetes Research by climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

And he surpassed his target thanks to students at Ashington High School, where two of his children were educated.

The current pupils raised £230 by holding a raffle and a non-uniform day at the school.

They presented the cheque to Bruce before he jetted off to Tanzania last week ahead of his challenge.

Bruce is aiming to reach the summit – Uhuru Point – of Kilimanjaro at around 7am today (Thursday).