YEAR 8 pupils at Notting Hill & Ealing High School raised more than £2,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society, despite a term spent largely with distance learning.

They raised awareness while also completing walks, baking and running.

One student completed a sponsored 30K swim and another challenged herself to complete 100 netball shots a day.

As a team they came together to create an Easter Egg Hunt within the school grounds as well as an indoor fair for their year group bubble.

Alex, who swam the £30K, said: “My mum is a GP who predominantly works in care homes and nursing homes, so many of the patients she has to treat are affected by the disease.

“I have seen first-hand how much Alzheimer's and dementia can affect [someone’s] whole life.”

Next term, Year 7 will begin the summer term with a new round of fund-raising activity for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Contributions can still added to Year 8’s efforts on