Soldiers helped drum up support for a children's cancer charity by performing at a school fun day this week.

The Corps of Drums from the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards beat out a tune as they marched across the playground of Hounslow Heath Infant & Nursery School on Tuesday (July 8).

 

Members of the battalion were invited to the school in Martindale Road, a stone's throw from Hounslow Cavalry Barracks , where they are based, to help raise money for Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance UK.

The school decided to support the charity, which helps youngsters affected by the rare cancer neuroblastoma, after a child connected with the school was diagnosed with the disease. The child's family have asked for their identity to remain private.

Visitors at the fun day were invited to have their photo taken in return for a donation with Henny the cocker spaniel, who was sporting a bearskin, like those worn by the Queen's guards, in honour of the soldiers' presence.

Henny's fundraising efforts, coupled with ticket sales, cake sales and face-painting, among other attractions, helped the school raise £1,400 on the day.