THEIR Christmas CD may not have grabbed the number one slot, but these youngsters deserve a big pat on the back after their recordings raised enough cash to pay for Shooting Star's pharmacy needs for two-and-a-half months.
Marguerida Yafunga Lopes and Mark Jamieson, from Longford Community School, handed over a £1,000 cheque to the Shooting Star Children's Hospice last week after raising funds within the community.
Students from Longford Community School, Bedfont Junior School, Southville Junior School, Sparrow Farm Junior School, Feltham Hill Junior School and Victoria Junior School all recorded carols for a charity Christmas CD which was sold in schools and at local events.
Head of music Laura Harvey said: "It's been fantastic to work with talented students from across the Feltham area and the support of parents in buying the CD has made sure the project was a total success."
Community fundraising manager Vernon Watts visited the Feltham school on Wednesday last week to pick up the cheque and lead a school assembly explaining the work of the hospice and how the money would be spent.
He said: "I though this was a very special gesture and a marvellous example of kids raising funds for those less fortunate than themselves.
"It also represents a significant contribution to the funds we need to raise to continue the vital work at Shooting Star."
Deputy head teacher Matt Allman, who co-ordinated the CD scheme, said: "The whole project has been tremendous fun and hugely worthwhile. Hearing about the work of the hospice in the assembly really made the students think about how fortunate they are, and reflect on the role they can play in supporting others in their community."