STAFF and pupils from a Royal Wootton Bassett school presented a cheque for £810 to Macmillan Cancer Support earlier this month.

St Bartholomew's Primary Academy raised the money by holding their annual coffee morning on September 29.

The star prize for the raffle was dinner for two at the Angel Hotel with an overnight stay and breakfast.

More than 100 guests were welcomed to the school by their head boy and girl, then year 6 pupils waited on them.

Teacher Kerry Taylor shouldered the responsibility of organising this year's coffee morning this year and approached local businesses to sort out prizes for the raffle.

Kerry said: "I would like to thank everyone who made this morning special, the outstanding amount of money we raised made it one to remember.

"This money will help hopefully to make a difference to someone's life.

"It's overwhelming, people were so generous."

Many local businesses, including Ducklings toy shop, The Old Fashioned sweet shop, SLN Photography, Guys & Dolls hair salon, The Beauty Boss, Crumbs Butchers, The Crown Cafe and The Wiltshire golf and country club contributed prizes for the raffle.

The nearest branches of BP and Costa also offered prizes.

Macmillan Cancer Support coffee mornings are frequently held all over Swindon and Wiltshire to raise money for the charity, which provides practical, medical and financial support for cancer patients and pushes for improvements to cancer care.