Hundreds of pounds were raised for a regional children’s charity from one of the most prominent dates on the Rydal Penrhos calendar.

The school’s Sixth Form Charity Committee worked exceptionally hard to plan a Christmas Fun Day, which was held in aid of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice in Conwy.

This year’s extravaganza took place on Wednesday, December 18, and there were plenty of activities to get involved with including face painting, a lucky dip and other fun-filled games for those in attendance to enjoy.

There was also a charity raffle with plenty of impressive prizes on offer, and Father Christmas set up a special Grotto within the Forest School area to dish out some early festive gifts.

The Friends of Rydal Penrhos Committee played a significant part in proceedings once again, with the Secrets Room proving to be most popular during a busy two-hour period for the volunteer elves.

They also operated a cake stall full of delicious treats, and Dr Jim Lewis was on hand with a candy-floss maker that was another notable addition to the refreshments on offer.

Thanks to the hard work of pupils, staff, parents and members of Rydal Penrhos’ governing body, £807.12 was raised for Ty Gobaith, who provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales.