A CIRENCESTER school has raised vital funds for a life-saving suicide charity.

Pupils at Cirencester Kingshill School have been raising money for the Cheltenham based Suicide Crisis charity.

Suicide Crisis is a local registered charity which runs two suicide crisis centres in Gloucestershire.

They provide face-to-face intensive support to people who are in suicidal crisis and support clients over different time periods, with most clients under their care for a number of weeks as part of their recovery

The Cirencester pupils raised money across their last academic year, doing bake sales, selling sweets and ice creams, ultimately collecting well over £3,000 for the vital charity.

Joy Hibbins, CEO of Suicide Crisis, who visited Kingshill School to take receipt of the cheque, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to all the students who have raised this incredible amount for our charity.”

“I know I speak on behalf of all our team and the clients we help when I say how extremely grateful we are.”

“The money raised will go towards our 24-hour crisis centre, which provides a place where clients at risk can be safe at any time of the day or night.”