A CIRENCESTER charity has held talks with schools in the community alongside its trusted aide, Kung Fu Panda.

Scope charity shop visited Kemble Infant & Junior school and Siddington Infant & Junior school on Friday, June 29 to talk about the work the shop does.

To commemorate the day, pupils were encouraged to wear all purple, the colour of Scope, to raise funds for the charity.

Area Manager for Scope, Sarah Fisher, ran a presentation talking about Scope's mission to drive social change to create a society, removing barriers that prevent disabled people from living the life they choose.

Stressing the importance of donations to the Cirencester shop, Sarah gave donation bags to all the children to take home and has since received filled bags from the parents.

Sarah said: “I would like to thank the Head Teacher Mrs Dougle, her team of teachers and all the pupils who made me feel so welcome and let me talk about the important work the Cirencester Scope does.

“I am so thrilled that the pupils were eager to take their Scope donation bags home to their parents.

“We estimate each bag of donated goods raises around £20.

"This can support running Scope’s helpline service, giving disabled people and their families vital support and information, or it can help provide a trained professional to give advice on Scope’s online community.

“I would also like to thank everyone at the schools for their incredible generosity, raising money by making some wonderful accessories for this special purple day and, having fun doing it.

“Their invaluable contribution helps Scope support the 13.9 million disabled people, and their families, in the country.”

A total of £128 was raise by children paying to wear purple.